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Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Bill 2004


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Science and Training

Summary

Provides financial assistance to the States and Territories for government and non-government schools for 2005-2008 by providing for: integration of Catholic system schools in the socioeconomic status (SES) funding model for non-government schools; a funding guarantee to independent non-government schools that would otherwise be disadvantaged from updating the SES scores for 2005-2008; additional funding for the Capital Grants Program for constructions and refurbishments in non-government schools in isolated locations in the Northern Territory; establishment of the Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program for disadvantaged students; additional funding for capital infrastructure for schools; funding for non-government rural student hostels; and extension of the national testing and Statements of Learning to include information and communications technology. Also contains transitional provisions and a regulation-making power.

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 17/11/04  
Second reading moved 17/11/04  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/04  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/04  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/12/04  
Second reading moved 02/12/04  
Second reading amendment agreed to 06/12/04 Details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Second reading agreed to 06/12/04  
Committee of the Whole debate 06/12/04 Amendment details: 9 Opposition and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 06/12/04  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 07/12/04 Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 07/12/04 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
     
Assent 13/12/04 Act no.: 135 - Year: 2004
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • Non-Government 1

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Schedules of amendments

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

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)