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Monday, 6 December 2004
Page: 95


Senator CARR (7:54 PM) —I move opposition amendment (1) on sheet 4459:

(1) Clause 4, page 7 (after line 6), after the definition of location proposal, insert:

needmeans an assessment of the educational and financial circumstances of a school and its community, including the varying educational programs required for individual students and groups of students to achieve national educational goals and the level of recurrent and capital resources available to a school from all public and private sources.

The opposition has moved this amendment to give a more explicit definition of the word `need'. It means an assessment of the educational and financial circumstances of a school and its community, including the varying educational programs required for individual students and groups of students to achieve national educational goals and the level of recurrent and capital resources available to a school from all public and private sources.

Therefore, it essentially has two elements. Educational need relates to the needs of particular students be they Indigenous students, people from disadvantaged backgrounds or people with a disability—in other words, the standard targeted equity groups. Financial need, more importantly, includes the consideration of resources available to the school as a community. I do not think I need to say any more than that.