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Wednesday, 12 December 1973
Page: 2717

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The amendments have been formally moved and circulated. They have already been read into the record. I have said already that it is the aim of the Government to obtain equality of opportunity in the education system of Australia. These amendments merely refer to the right of parents to decide whether to send their children to a government or a non-government school. Amendments Nos 3 and 4 are additions to the matters listed already in clause 13 (3) of the Bill presented by the Government. Suffice it for me to say that the Government also accepts the need for some parliamentary oversight of the composition and functions of the State and Territory Schools Commission Advisory Boards. Therefore we have proposed amendments, as circulated, which will make these factors subject to parliamentary regulations.

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