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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3114


Senator PETER BAUME —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that new funding rules for schools will mean that, for the first time in a decade, some Australian school children will attract no Federal support for their education;

(b) notes that the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) has shown political partisanship by funding one school in a marginal Labor electorate after it was given a low priority under the new funding guidelines, and not funding other children in other schools similarly classified; and

(c) views that such action is:

(i) not fair to children and parents in those schools in the same priority group for whom funds were not provided, and

(ii) not in keeping with proper standards of administration or with the proper standards of behaviour expected of a Minister of the Crown.