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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Science and Training
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
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.

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Progress

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

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Proposed amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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