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Schools Assistance Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Introduced with the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill provides financial assistance to the states and territories for non-government schools for 2009-2012 to: maintain the current socioeconomic status funding and indexation arrangements to ensure that total recurrent funding for schools will not fall below 2008 levels; provide recurrent funding for Indigenous Supplementary Assistance and an Indigenous Funding Guarantee; provide a remoteness loading; provide funding for capital grants; provide for establishment assistance grants in 2009; implement a school performance information and reporting framework; and require authorities and schools to implement the National Curriculum before the 2012 school year commences.

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 24/09/08  
Third reading agreed to 21/10/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/08  
Second reading moved 10/11/08  
Second reading debate 02/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/12/08 Amendment details: 4 Government, 4 Opposition and 1 Family First Party agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/12/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 03/12/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments nos 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 and disagreed to Senate amendment no. 4
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 04/12/08 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 4
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 04/12/08  
Assent 11/12/08 Act no.: 153 of 2008
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
PYNE, Christopher, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5654]
MILNE, Sen Christine

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  • Family First Party [sheet 5648 revised]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Family First Party/Opposition [sheet 5697 revised]
FIELDING, Sen Steve
MASON, Sen Brett

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  • Government [sheet QF314]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5689]
MASON, Sen Brett

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  • Opposition [sheet 5647]
MASON, Sen Brett

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/10/2008): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Committee report (27/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )