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States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Bill 2000

Part 9 Grants to foster literacy and numeracy


84   Object of Part

                   The object of this Part is to help with the acquisition of appropriate literacy or numeracy skills by students who are likely to be at risk of being ill-equipped, when leaving school, to receive further education and training or to engage in sustainable employment.

85   Grants for national projects to foster literacy or numeracy

             (1)  The Minister may approve a project for the purposes of this section if:

                     (a)  the sole or principal object of the project is to assist the development of literacy or numeracy skills; and

                     (b)  the project is to be carried out in Australia.

             (2)  A project approved under subsection (1) may be a project relating to expenditure mentioned in Part 7. This does not limit subsection (1).

             (3)  It does not matter whether:

                     (a)  the project is conducted by the State or by a non-government body established in the State; or

                     (b)  the project is conducted within, or outside, or within and outside, the State.

             (4)  The Minister may make a determination authorising payment of financial assistance to a State for a program year for:

                     (a)  expenditure on a project approved under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  expenditure to publicise a project approved under that subsection by disseminating information about the project, conducting seminars in connection with the project or carrying out other related activities in connection with the project.

             (5)  The sum of the amounts authorised to be paid to the States under this section for a program year must not be more than the amount in column 4 of the table in Part 1 of Schedule 8 for the program year.