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STUDENT ASSISTANCE (YOUTH TRAINING ALLOWANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 1994
STUDENT ASSISTANCE (YOUTH TRAINING ALLOWANCE--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 1994

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bills in

committee of the whole.

In the committee

STUDENT ASSISTANCE (YOUTH TRAINING ALLOWANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 1994--

Consideration resumed of the bill--and of the amendments and requests

for amendments moved by the Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) (see entry no. 12):

Debate resumed.

Question--That the amendments and requests for amendments be agreed

to--put and passed.

Bill, as amended, further debated.

Senator Margetts moved the following requests for amendments together by

leave:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

Clause 18, page 31, at end of proposed section 81, add the following

subsection:

" "(3) A person is not to be taken:

(a) to have failed to agree to terms of the agreement proposed by

the Commonwealth Employment Service within the meaning of

subparagraph (1)(b)(iii); or

(b) to be unreasonably delaying entering into the agreement within

the meaning of subsection (1);

merely because the person is continuing, or seeking to continue, to

engage in reasonable and bone fide negotiation of the agreement with a

view to the free acceptance of such an agreement by both parties.".

Clause 18, page 27, proposed subsection 77(1), line 34, omit

"subsection(2)", substitute "subsections (2) and (3)".

Clause 18, page 28, at end of proposed section 77, add the following

subsection:

" "(3) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply if:

(a) the person was employed by the organisation; and

(b) that employment ended on a day, but not later than 2 weeks after

that day the person was engaged in full-time voluntary work for

the organisation; and

(c) the person is a qualified beneficiary and was a qualified

beneficiary immediately after the person started working for the

organisation in such a full-time voluntary capacity.".

Debate ensued.

At 6.50 p.m.: The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the

Chair and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Herron) reported

progress.