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STATES GRANTS (GENERAL PURPOSES) BILL 1994

Order of the day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the

Minister for Defence (Senator Ray)--That this bill be now read a second

time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Short moved the following amendment:

At end of motion, add ", but the Senate condemns the Government for:

(a) its continuing mismanagement of Commonwealth-State relations;

and

(b) its threat to recoup from any State funds paid to that State as

a result of the Parliament of that State repealing laws which

prescribe compulsory student unionism at universities".

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned till the next day of sitting, Senator Abetz in

continuation.