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Tuesday, 29 November 1983
Page: 3013

Mr FIFE(9.58) —I move:

That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

'whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading, the House-

(1) condemns the Government for its many dishonoured promises to Australian secondary students;

(2) insists on the right of every Australian child to a basic grant for support of his or her schooling at a level which is predictable and related to educational costs in Government schools;

(3) supports the principles of absolute freedom of choice in education and the right of all parents to be supported in that choice;

(4) deplores the restriction on the free development of non-Government schools as an expression of the will of parents, and

(5) condemns the Government for the unexplained and arbitrary cuts to some Schools Commission Programs, in particular, the Professional Development Program '.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Hon. Les Johnson) —Is the amendment seconded?

Mr Hodgman —Yes.

Question put:

That the words proposed to be omitted (Mr Fife's amendment) stand part of the question.