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The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Carrick) moved--That the Senate do now adjourn.

Debate ensued.

Notice of Motion: The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button), by leave, gave a Notice of Motion, as follows--That (contingent upon the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1981 being called on and prior to the Senate resolving itself into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the Bill) he would move--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent Senator Button moving the following motion: That the Senate declares that it is in accordance with the Constitution for the Senate to amend the States Grants (Tertiary Education Assistance) Bill 1981 by rejecting clause 6 of the Bill, and by leaving out other provisions of the Bill relating to the power of the Minister to make determinations under clause 6, or, alternatively, for the Senate to amend clause 6 of the Bill by requiring that any instrument signed by the Minister thereunder be approved by Resolution of both Houses of the Parliament.

Debate continued.

Question--put and passed.

The Senate adjourned at twenty-five minutes to one a.m. till this day at half-past ten a.m.