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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 the Environment, Sport and Territories (Senator

Faulkner)--That this bill be now read a second time--and on the

amendment moved by Senator Short--

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 resumed.

Question--That the amendment be agreed to--put and negatived.

Main question put and passed.

Bill read a second time.

The Senate resolved itself into committee for the consideration of the

bill.

In the committee

Bill taken as a whole by leave.

Question--That the bill be agreed to--divided in respect of clause 15.

Clause 15 debated.

Question--That clause 15 stand as printed--put.

The committee divided--

AYES, 32

Bell Bourne Burns Carr Chamarette Childs Coates Collins Colston Cooney Coulter Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Faulkner Foreman (Teller) Forshaw Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan McMullan Margetts Murphy Neal Reynolds Schacht Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

NOES, 29

Abetz Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Campbell Chapman Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Ian Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Minchin Newman Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Tierney Troeth Vanstone

Clause agreed to.

Remainder of bill agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator McGauran) resumed the Chair and the

Chairman of Committees (Senator Crichton-Browne) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Trade (Senator McMullan) the report

from the committee was adopted and the bill read a third time.