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18    Education—Teacher Quality—Literacy and Numeracy Standards

Senator Wang amended general business notice of motion no. 984 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that more than 90 per cent of teaching students met benchmark literacy and numeracy standards in an exam trialled by the Federal Government to ensure universities are preparing teachers to the highest possible standard; and

    (b)   calls on the Government, through its focus on research and innovation, to:

                  (i)   keep its sights on teaching quality, recognising that today’s teachers are incubating the next generation of Australian researchers and innovators, and

                 (ii)   ensure universities are accountable for all graduates meeting national professional standards for teachers.

Statement by leave : Senator Wang, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.