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EDUCATION—PRIMARYCONNECTIONS AND SCIENCE BY DOING—FUNDING

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 481—That the Senate—

 (a) acknowledges the proven success and cost-effectiveness of the national programs PrimaryConnections and Science By Doing, run by the Australian Academy of Science and funded by the Government, that support the professional development of teachers and actively engage primary and secondary school students in science education;

 (b) expresses disappointment that funding for the two programs has been discontinued, particularly given that:

  (i) the programs will only account for $3.5 million over the next 3 years, and

  (ii) the Government has already invested $13.4 million in the development of the programs with Science By Doing having great success despite only running for the past 2 years and PrimaryConnections being only 2 years away from becoming self-sustaining; and

 (c) calls on the Government to immediately restore funding for the programs.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES,9


Senators—
Brown, BobLudlamRhiannonWaters
Di NataleMilneSiewert (Teller)Wright
Hanson-Young

NOES, 39


Senators—
BernardiEdwardsJohnstonNash
BilykEvansKroger (Teller)Parry
BoswellFarrellLudwigPolley
BoyceFaulknerLundyPratt
CameronFawcettMadiganSherry
CarrFeeneyMarshallSingh
CashFifieldMcEwenStephens
ColbeckFisherMcKenzieSterle
CollinsFurnerMcLucasThistlethwaite
CormannGallacherMoore

Question negatived.