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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE--FIRST
REPORT ON IMPACT OF ASSETS TESTS ON FARMING FAMILIES' ACCESS TO SOCIAL
SECURITY AND AUSTUDY--GOVERNMENT RESPONSE--DOCUMENT

The Minister for Defence (Senator Ray) tabled the following document:

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee--Impact

of assets tests on farming families' access to Social Security and

AUSTUDY--First report: AUSTUDY assets test--Government response.

Senator Ray, by leave, moved--That the Senate take note of the document.

Debate ensued.

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

continuation.

At 4.30 p.m.: The Acting Deputy President (Senator McKiernan) reminded

the Senate that the sessional order of 2 February 1994 provided for

General Business to be called on at this time.

Leave was granted to enable the tabling of certain documents prior to

the commencement of General Business.