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HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING (STUDENT ORGANISATIONS) AMENDMENT BILL 1994

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

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (Senator Cook)--That this

bill be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 33

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Carr Chamarette Childs Coates Collins Colston Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Christopher Evans, Gareth Faulkner Forshaw Jones (Teller) Kernot Lees Loosley McKiernan Margetts Murphy Neal Reynolds Schacht Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

NOES, 28

Abetz Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Campbell Chapman Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Knowles Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Newman O'Chee (Teller) Panizza Parer Patterson Reid Short Tambling Teague Watson Woods

Question agreed to.

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.

Explanatory memorandum: The Minister for Small Business, Customs and

Construction (Senator Schacht) tabled a supplementary explanatory

memorandum relating to the Government amendment to be moved to the bill.

On the motion of Senator Schacht the following amendment was agreed to:

Clause 4, page 3, proposed subsection 25B(6), lines 5 to 15, omit the

subsection, substitute the following subsection:

" "(6) In this section:

"permitted purposes" means:

(a) the purposes of providing benefits to students within the

meaning of paragraph 51 (xxiiiA) of the Constitution; or

(b) purposes that otherwise further the objects of a student

organisation;

being lawful purposes;

"student organisation" means an organisation that has as one of its

objects or purposes the furthering of the interests generally of

students at an institution and that is:

(a) a financial corporation or trading corporation within the

meaning of paragraph 51(xx) of the Constitution; or

(b) an incorporated body or an unincorporated body of any other

kind.".

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill to be reported with an amendment.

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

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

On the motion of Senator Schacht the report from the committee was

adopted.

Senator Schacht moved--That this bill be now read a third time.

Question put.

The Senate divided--

AYES, 30

Beahan Bell Bolkus Bourne Burns Carr Chamarette Childs Coates Collins Colston Cooney Crowley Denman Devereux Evans, Gareth Faulkner Jones (Teller) Kernot Lees McKiernan Margetts Ray Reynolds Schacht Sherry Spindler West Woodley Zakharov

NOES, 24

Abetz Alston Baume Boswell Brownhill Crichton-Browne Ellison Ferguson Gibson Herron Hill Kemp Knowles Macdonald, Sandy MacGibbon McGauran Newman Panizza (Teller) Parer Patterson Reid Tambling Watson Woods

Question agreed to.

Bill read a third time.