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STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1986
STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1986
STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1986

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Resources and Energy (Senator Evans)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Senator Peter Baume moved an amendment, viz: Leave out all words after ""That'', insert ""the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1986 be withdrawn and redrafted to provide for-

(a) the removal of constraints imposed on non-government schools, or on non-government school communities, which will in any way destroy their independence or opportunities for expansion, or interfere with the special character of non-government schools; and

(b) the restoration of funding for the English as a Second Language General Support Element, to ensure that students from non-English speaking backgrounds continue to enjoy access to specialist language tuition and to maintain and enhance their learning potential''.

Debate continued.

Senator Peter Baume, by leave, amended his amendment to read as follows:

At end of motion, add "", but the Senate is of the opinion that the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1986 should provide for-

(a) the removal of constraints imposed on non-government schools, or on non-government school communities, which will in any way destroy their independence or opportunities for expansion, or interfere with the special character of non-government schools; and

(b) the restoration of funding for the English as a Second Language General Support Element, to ensure that students from non-English speaking backgrounds continue to enjoy access to specialist language tuition and to maintain and enhance their learning potential''.

Debate continued.

Senator Powell moved an amendment to Senator Peter Baume's proposed amendment, viz: Leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) of the words proposed to be added, insert ""the restoration of adequate and specific funding for the English as a Second Language General Support Element, to ensure that students from non-English speaking backgrounds continue to enjoy access to specialist language tuition and to maintain and enhance their learning potential''.

Debate continued.

Ordered-That the Question for the second reading of the States Grants (Schools Assistance) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1986 be put separately.

STATES GRANTS (TERTIARY EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 3) 1986

STATES GRANTS (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE-PARTICIPATION AND EQUITY) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1986-

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-put and passed.

STATES GRANTS (SCHOOLS ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL (NO. 2) 1986-Question-That the words proposed to be left out be left out (Senator Powell's proposed amendment to Senator Peter Baume's amendment)-put and passed.

Question-That the words proposed to be inserted be inserted (Senator Powell's proposed amendment to Senator Peter Baume's amendment)-put and passed.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added (Senator Peter Baume's amendment, as amended)-put and passed.

Question-That the Bill be now read a second time, as amended-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Bjelke-Petersen) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.