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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—EDUCATION—SCHOOLS FUNDING

The Deputy President (Senator Parry) informed the Senate that Senator Fifield had proposed that the following matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion:

 The Gillard Government's Gonski school funding model which threatens to slash funding to one in three Australian schools and its continuing failure to provide education certainty for students and parents.

The proposal was supported by four senators and the matter was discussed.