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INDIGENOUS EDUCATION (TARGETED ASSISTANCE) BILL 2000

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed by Mr Lee who moved, as an amendment—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) notes the major disparity between the educational outcomes for indigenous Australians and the general population;

(2) calls for a renewed commitment from governments and education providers to address this disparity; and

(3) condemns the Government for:

 (a) misleading the public by wrongly claiming the National Indigenous Literacy and Numeracy Strategy contained additional funding; and


(b) providing incorrect funding figures for indigenous education in the Budget Papers.".

Debate continued.

It being 2 p.m., the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 101A, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.