Introduced with the Schools Assistance Bill 2008, the bill amends the:
Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 to: provide additional funding for 2009-2013 to support Indigenous education outcomes; continue the ‘Away-From-Base’ element of ABSTUDY; provide for transitional arrangements in the early childhood development and vocational education and training sectors; and cease funding from 2009 for six Indigenous education program elements; and
Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Act 2005,
Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 and
Schools Assistance (Learning Together—Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004 to make consequential, transitional and technical amendments. Also repeals the
States Grants (Primary and Secondary Education Assistance) Act 2000.