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Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education and Training

Summary

Amends the: Australian Education Act 2013 to: update the preamble and objects of the Act; retain the Schooling Resource Standard (SRC); provide that government schools receive 20 per cent and non-government schools receive 80 per cent of the Commonwealth share of the SRS; ensure that all schools transition to their relevant share of the SRS by 2027; provide for transition adjustment funding; update the per-student base funding amounts for 2018; allow for the indexation of base amounts to be tied to an indexation rate; change the calculation of the ‘student with disability’ loading; require the minister to determine each non-government school’s socio-economic status score for the purpose of its capacity to contribute percentage; reduce the benefit afforded to non government primary schools under capacity to contribute calculations; and make technical amendments in relation to the number of students at a school, school education information, reviewable decisions, former approved authorities and the making of regulations; and Australian Education Act 2013 and Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013 to: stipulate certain conditions of financial assistance on the states and territories; require the states and territories to maintain their 2017 per-student funding levels as a condition of Commonwealth funding; stipulate certain ongoing policy requirements for approved authorities for non government schools; remove the distinction between participating and non-participating schools; remove certain requirement for approved authorities; and include additional annual reporting requirements in relation to Commonwealth funding.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/05/17  
Second reading moved 11/05/17  
Second reading debate 23/05/17  
Second reading debate 24/05/17  
Second reading debate 25/05/17  
Second reading debate 29/05/17  
Second reading agreed to 29/05/17  
Third reading agreed to 29/05/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/17  
Second reading moved 13/06/17  
Second reading debate 21/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 21/06/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/06/17 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 22/06/17 Amendment details: 4 Government (1 as amended by 3 Australian Greens) agreed to
Requests details: 15 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 22/06/17
(after midnight)
Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 22/06/17
(after midnight)
 
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 22/06/17
(after midnight)
Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/06/17
(after midnight)
 
Assent 27/06/17 Act no: 78 - Year: 2017
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Conservatives [sheet 8160]
BERNARDI, Sen Cory

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8179]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8177]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8176]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Government [sheet GX167]

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  • Government [sheet GX160]

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  • Government [sheet GX158]

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8165]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Opposition [sheet 8155]
COLLINS, Sen Jacinta

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (11/05/2017): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/06/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)