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Thursday, 14 September 1972
Page: 1400

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - I move:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

The existing legislation provides for recurrent grants to non-government schools in the States at specified rates for each primary and secondary pupil without limit to the period of operation of the grants. The introduction in 1973 of a different basis for determining these rates, as proposed in the States Grants (Schools) Bill 1972, requires the termination of the present arrangements at the end of 1972. Therefore, the purpose of this Bill is to limit the period of operation of the States Grants (Independent Schools) Act 1969-72 to the end of 1972.

Debate (on motion of Mr Beazley) adjourned.

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