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States Grants (Primry & Secdry Ed Assist) Am Bill 1998

Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Schedule(s).........................................................................................

Schedule 1—Amendment of the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1996                                                                                             

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 1996, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Amendment Act 1998 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.



 

   

1  Subsection 44(2)

After “column of” (wherever occurring), insert “the table in”.

2  Section 46

After “column 2 of”, insert “the table in”.

3  Subsection 47(2)

After “column of” (wherever occurring), insert “the table in”.

4  Section 49

After “column 2 of”, insert “the table in”.

5  Subsection 50(2)

After “column of”, insert “the table in”.

6  Subsections 52(2), 53(2) and 54(4)

Before “Schedule”, insert “the table in”.

7  At the end of subsection 67(2)

Add:

             ; and (e)  helping with the provision of funding for projects:

                              (i)  to assist in meeting the special needs of students who have returned to school because of the introduction of the youth allowance; and

                             (ii)  to assist students to complete senior secondary education and to make a successful transition from school to training, further education or employment.

8  Subsection 68(3)

Before “Schedule”, insert “the table in”.

9  Subsection 69(4)

Before “Schedule”, insert “the table in”.

10  Subsection 70(1)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

11  Paragraph 72(1)(a)

After “provided at”, insert “or in connection with”.

12  Subsection 73(2)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

13  Subsection 74(2)

Repeal the formula, substitute:

14  Subsections 75(2) and 76(2)

Before “Schedule”, insert “the table in”.

15  At the end of Part 9

Add:

76A  Grants for projects relating to certain students

             (1)  The Minister may approve a project for the purposes of this section if:

                     (a)  the project is to be carried out in Australia; and

                     (b)  the sole or principal object of the project is one or both of the following:

                              (i)  to address the special needs of students who have returned to school because of the introduction of the youth allowance;

                             (ii)  to address the special needs of students at risk of not completing senior secondary education, or at risk of not making a successful transition from school to training, further education or employment.

             (2)  The Minister may make a determination authorising the payment to a State for a program year of an amount by way of financial assistance to the State for expenditure on a project approved under subsection (1):

                     (a)  whether the project is conducted by the State or by a non-government body established in the State; and

                     (b)  whether the project is conducted within, or outside, or within and outside, the State.

             (3)  If an amount is set out in column 7 of the table in Schedule 8 in relation to a program year, the sum of the amounts paid to the States under this section for the program year must not be greater than the amount so set out.

             (4)  In this section:

expenditure , in relation to an approved project, includes expenditure in publicising the project concerned, whether by disseminating information about the project, conducting seminars in connection with the project or carrying out other related activities in connection with the project.

16  Paragraph 78(1)(a)

Omit all the words from and including “, determined” to and including “Affairs,”.

17  Paragraph 78(1)(b)

Omit all the words from and including “, determined” to and including “Statistician,”.

18  After subsection 78(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Before the Governor-General makes a regulation under paragraph (1)(a), the Minister must take into consideration changes in the amount known as Average Government School Costs published from time to time by the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.

          (1B)  Before the Governor-General makes a regulation under paragraph (1)(b), the Minister must take into consideration changes in the Building Price Index published from time to time by the Australian Statistician.

19  Subsections 78(4) and (5)

Before “Schedule”, insert “the table in”.

20  Paragraph 78(6)(a)

Omit “and 6 of”, substitute “, 6 and 7 of the table in”.

21  After section 78

Insert:

78A   Variation of Schedule 6

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), the Minister may make a determination during a program year varying the amounts set out in columns 2 and 3 of the table in Schedule 6 in relation to the program year.

             (2)  The Minister must not vary under subsection (1) amounts in columns 2 and 3 of the table in Schedule 6 in relation to a program year in such a way that, after the variation, the total of those amounts in those columns would be greater or less than the total of those amounts before the variation.

             (3)  As soon as practicable after making a determination under this section, the Minister must:

                     (a)  send a copy of the determination to the relevant State Ministers; and

                     (b)  cause a copy of the determination to be laid before each House of the Parliament.

22  Section 79

Omit “in Schedule” (wherever occurring), insert “of the table in Schedule”.

23  After subsection 79(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subject to subsection (2B), the Minister may make a determination during a program year varying the amounts set out in columns 5 and 6 of the table in Schedule 8 in relation to the program year.

          (2B)  The Minister must not vary under subsection (2A) amounts in columns 5 and 6 of the table in Schedule 8 in relation to a program year in such a way that, after the variation, the total of those amounts in those columns would be greater or less than the total of those amounts before the variation.

24  Schedules 1 to 8

Repeal the Schedules, substitute:

Schedule 1 General recurrent grants for government schools

   

Primary education

Column 1

1997

Program year

$

Column 2

1998

Program year

$

Column 3

1999

Program year

$

Column 4

2000

Program year

$

379

379

379

379

   

Secondary education

Column 1

1997

Program year

$

Column 2

1998

Program year

$

Column 3

1999

Program year

$

Column 4

2000

Program year

$

559

559

559

559

Schedule 2 Capital grants for government schools

   

   

Capital grants for government schools

Column 1



Program year

Column 2

Grants

$

1997

212,405,000

1998

212,405,000

1999

212,405,000

2000

212,405,000

2001

212,405,000

2002

 

2003

 

Note:          Amounts for 2002 and 2003 will be inserted by later amending Acts.

Schedule 3 General recurrent grants for non-government schools

   

General recurrent grants for non-government schools—primary

Column 1





Funding level

Column 2

1997

Program year

$

Column 3

1998

Program year

$

Column 4

1999

Program year

$

Column 5

2000

Program year

$

1

501

501

501

501

2

669

669

669

669

3

836

836

836

836

4

1,018

1,018

1,018

1,018

5

1,212

1,218

1,227

1,237

6

1,340

1,347

1,356

1,364

7

1,471

1,478

1,487

1,494

8

1,617

1,627

1,638

1,649

9

1,787

1,814

1,839

1,865

10

1,921

1,955

1,990

2,025

11

2,065

2,110

2,155

2,199

12

2,217

2,272

2,329

2,388

   

General recurrent grants for non-government schools—secondary

Column 1





Funding level

Column 2

1997

Program year

$

Column 3

1998

Program year

$

Column 4

1999

Program year

$

Column 5

2000

Program year

$

1

795

795

795

795

2

1,054

1,054

1,054

1,054

3

1,222

1,222

1,222

1,222

4

1,603

1,603

1,603

1,603

5

1,764

1,776

1,788

1,797

6

1,954

1,965

1,979

1,991

7

2,146

2,157

2,169

2,182

8

2,367

2,382

2,397

2,411

9

2,616

2,655

2,692

2,728

10

2,805

2,854

2,906

2,959

11

3,014

3,078

3,143

3,211

12

3,239

3,320

3,403

3,488

Schedule 4 Capital grants for non-government schools

   

   

Capital grants for non-government schools

Column 1



Program year

Column 2

Grants

$

1997

83,504,000

1998

83,519,000

1999

83,503,000

2000

73,508,000

2001

73,508,000

2002

 

2003

 

Note:          Amounts for 2002 and 2003 will be inserted by later amending Acts.

Schedule 5 Grants of short term emergency assistance for non-government schools

   

   

Grants of short term emergency assistance

Column 1

1997

Program year

$

Column 2

1998

Program year

$

Column 3

1999

Program year

$

Column 4

2000

Program year

$

587,000

587,000

587,000

587,000

Schedule 6 Grants under the Literacy Program

   

   

Grants under literacy program

Column 1

















Program year

Column 2





Grants to foster literacy and numeracy in government schools

$

Column 3



Grants to foster literacy and numeracy in non-government schools

$

Column 4



Grants for national projects to foster literacy and numeracy in schools

$

1997

118,484,000

39,488,000

6,129,000

1998

117,647,000

40,324,000

6,129,000

1999

116,811,000

41,160,000

6,129,000

2000

108,023,000

40,179,000

nil

Schedule 7 Grants under the Languages Program

   

   

Grants under languages program

Column 1

1997

Program Year

$

Column 2

1998

Program Year

$

Column 3

1999

Program Year

$

Column 4

2000

Program Year

$

46,988,000

46,988,000

46,988,000

16,547,000



Schedule 8 Grants under the Special Learning Needs Program

   

   

Grants under the Special Learning Needs Program

Column 1













Program year

Column 2



Grants to support

special education

in government

schools and

centres

$

Column 3



Grants to support

special education

in non-

government

schools

$

Column 4



Grants to support

special education

in non-

government

 centres

$

Column 5





Grants for

government

schools in

country areas

$

Column 6



Grants for

non-

government

schools in

country areas

$

Column 7

Grants to assist schools to cater

for the special needs of students

who will return to or stay in

school as a result of the

implementation of the youth

allowance

$

1997

35,824,000

27,521,000

23,346,000

14,799,000

2,153,000

 

1998

35,824,000

27,529,000

23,467,000

14,799,000

2,153,000

400,000

1999

35,824,000

27,529,000

23,467,000

14,799,000

2,153,000

11,830,000

2000

35,824,000

27,529,000

23,467,000

14,799,000

2,153,000

7,770,000

 



25  Schedule 9

Insert:

youth allowance has the same meaning as in the Social Security Act 1991 .