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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 requests for amendments

moved by Senator Margetts:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendments:

No. 1--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 bona fide negotiation of the agreement with a

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

No. 2--Clause 18, page 27, proposed subsection 77(1), line 34, omit

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

No. 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 resumed.

Explanatory memoranda: The Minister for Family Services (Senator

Crowley) tabled additional supplementary explanatory memoranda [4]

relating to the further Government amendments and requests for

amendments to be moved to the Student Assistance (Youth Training

Allowance) Amendment Bill 1994 and the Student Assistance (Youth

Training Allowance--Transitional Provisions and Consequential

Amendments) Bill 1994.

Debate continued.

Document: Senator Margetts, by leave, tabled the following document:

Student Assistance (Youth Training Allowance) Amendment Bill

1994--Document headed "Senator Margetts' Amendment No. 1' showing

proposed changes.

Debate continued.

Question divided in respect of requests for amendments nos 1 and 2.

Question--That requests for amendments nos 1 and 2 be agreed to--put and

negatived. Senators Margetts, Chamarette, Bell, Bourne, Kernot, Lees,

Spindler and Woodley, by leave, recorded their votes for the Ayes.

Question--That request for amendment no. 3 be agreed to--put and passed.

Senator Crowley moved the following amendments together by leave:

No. 1--Clause 18, page 69, proposed section 124, heading, line 17, after

"gaol", insert "or from psychiatric confinement following criminal

charge".

No. 2--Clause 18, page 219, proposed Schedule 1, subclause 2(11),

heading, omit "26", substitute "18".

Debate ensued.

The question for the amendments was divided.

Question--That amendment no. 1 be agreed to--put and passed.

Question--That amendment no. 2 be agreed to--put and negatived.

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, proposed paragraph 82(1)(a), line 17, omit "at all

times during the 6 months".

Clause 18, page 32, proposed paragraph 83(1)(a), line 21, omit "at all

times during the 6 months".

Clause 18, page 32, proposed paragraph 83(2)(a), line 38, omit "at all

times during the 6 months".

Clause 18, page 33, proposed paragraph 83(3)(c), line 17, omit "at any

time during the 6 months".

Debate ensued.

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

negatived. Senators Margetts, Chamarette, Bell, Bourne, Kernot, Lees,

Spindler and Woodley, by leave, recorded their votes for the Ayes.

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 subparagraph 82(1)(b)(i), add "or

if the person is a disadvantaged person within the meaning of subsection

10A(2) of the Social Security Act 1991, will be commercially viable 24

months after the person begins the activity".

Clause 18, page 32, at end of proposed subparagraph 83(1)(b)(i),add "or

if the person is a disadvantaged person within the meaning of subsection

10A(2) of the Social Security Act 1991, will be commercially viable 24

months after the person begins the activity".

Debate ensued.

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

negatived. Senators Margetts and Chamarette, by leave, recorded their

votes for the Ayes.

Senator Margetts moved the following request for an amendment:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendment:

Clause 18, page 69, proposed section 124, lines 17 to 20, omit all words

before paragraph (b), substitute the following word and paragraph:

Double benefit payment on release from gaol or psychiatric confinement

" "124. If:

(a) a person is released from gaol or psychiatric confinement after

spending at least 7 days in gaol or in psychiatric confinement;

and".

Debate ensued.

Question--That the request for an amendment be agreed to--put and

negatived.

On the motion of Senator Troeth the following request for an amendment

was debated and agreed to:

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following

amendment:

Clause 18, page 219, proposed Schedule 1, subclause 2(11), omit the

subclause, substitute the following subclause:

Living away from home

"(11) A person is independent if that person:

(a) does not live, and for a continuous period of at least 18 weeks

has not lived, at a home of the parents, or of a parent, of the

person; and

(b) has, at a time when the person was not living at such a home:

(i) been employed for at least 20 hours per week; or

(ii) been registered by the Commonwealth Employment Service in

an allowance category as being unemployed;

for the period of, or for periods that total, at least 13 weeks; and

(c) does not receive regular financial support from a parent of the

person.".

Bill, as amended, agreed to, subject to requests for amendments.

STUDENT ASSISTANCE (YOUTH TRAINING ALLOWANCE--TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS) BILL 1994

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, debated.

Senator Troeth moved--That the committee report progress and ask leave

to sit again.

Question put and passed.

The Deputy President (Senator Crichton-Browne) resumed the Chair and the

Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Teague) reported that the

committee had considered the bill, made progress and asked leave to sit

again.

Ordered, on the motion of the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister

for Primary Industries and Energy (Senator Sherry), that the committee

have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.