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20    Education—Safe Schools Coalition Australia Programme

Senator Lindgren, also on behalf of Senator Bernardi, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1029—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   bullying and harassment should never be tolerated in any forum,

                 (ii)   schools should provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, and

                (iii)   schools participating in the Safe Schools Coalition Australia program should carefully consider the suitability of resources, including web-based resources, for all their students;

    (b)   requests that all parents are provided information about the program to allow them to make an informed decision regarding their child’s participation, and that schools respect their decision, including the right to exclude their child from the program; and

     (c)   requests that all schools considering joining the program respectfully consult parents in making any such decision.

Statements by leave : Senators Moore and Simms, by leave, made statements relating to the motion.

Question put and negatived.