Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the: Australian Education Act 2013 to: retain the Schooling Resource Standard (SRC); provide that government schools receive 20 per cent and non-government schools receive 80 per cent of the Commonwealth share of the SRS; ensure that all schools transition to their relevant share of the SRS by 2027; provide for transition adjustment funding; update the per-student base funding amounts for 2018; allow for the indexation of base amounts to be tied to an indexation rate; change the calculation of the ‘student with disability’ loading; require the minister to determine each non-government school’s socio-economic status score for the purpose of its capacity to contribute percentage; reduce the benefit afforded to non-government primary schools under capacity to contribute calculations; and make technical amendments in relation to the number of students at a school, school education information, reviewable decisions, former approved authorities and the making of regulations; and Australian Education Act 2013 and Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013 to: update the preamble and objects of the Act; stipulate certain conditions of financial assistance on the states and territories; require the states and territories to maintain their 2017 per-student funding levels as a condition of Commonwealth funding; stipulate certain ongoing policy requirements for approved authorities for non-government schools; remove the distinction between participating and non-participating schools; remove certain requirement for approved authorities; and include additional annual reporting requirements in relation to Commonwealth funding.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11 May 2017
Second reading moved 11 May 2017
Second reading debate 23 May 2017
Second reading debate 24 May 2017
Second reading debate 25 May 2017
Second reading debate 29 May 2017
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2017
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 13 Jun 2017
Second reading debate 21 Jun 2017
Second reading agreed to 21 Jun 2017
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
  • Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
21 Jun 2017
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Government (1 as amended by 3 Australian Greens) agreed to
  • Requests details: 15 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2017
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendments
22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
Senate
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
Finally passed both Houses 22 Jun 2017
(After Midnight)
Assent
  • Act no: 78
  • Year: 2017
27 Jun 2017

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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