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EDUCATION—NON-GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS—FUNDING

Senator Humphries, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 679—That the Senate rejects calls to reduce funding to non-government schools to 2003-04 levels that would put at risk the financial viability of many non-government schools and leave many students disadvantaged.

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), by leave, moved the following amendment:

 Omit all words after "rejects", substitute "Opposition calls to reduce education funding by $2.8 billion".

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,36


Senators—
BishopFarrellLundySherry
Brown, BobFaulknerMarshallSiewert
Brown, CarolFeeneyMcEwen (Teller)Singh
CameronFurnerMcLucasStephens
Carr, BobGallacherMilneSterle
CollinsHanson-YoungMooreThistlethwaite
ConroyHoggPolleyUrquhart
CrossinLudlamPrattWaters
Di NataleLudwigRhiannonWright

NOES, 32



Senators—
AbetzColbeckJohnstonParry
BackCormannJoycePayne
BernardiEdwardsKroger (Teller)Ronaldson
BirminghamEgglestonMacdonaldRyan
BoyceFawcettMadiganScullion
BrandisFifieldMasonSinodinos
BushbyFisherMcKenzieWilliams
CashHumphriesNashXenophon

Question agreed to.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.