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Second Reading Speeches

Schools Assistance Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Introduced with the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008, the bill provides financial assistance to the states and territories for non-government schools for 2009-2012 to: maintain the current socioeconomic status funding and indexation arrangements to ensure that total recurrent funding for schools will not fall below 2008 levels; provide recurrent funding for Indigenous Supplementary Assistance and an Indigenous Funding Guarantee; provide a remoteness loading; provide funding for capital grants; provide for establishment assistance grants in 2009; implement a school performance information and reporting framework; and require authorities and schools to implement the National Curriculum before the 2012 school year commences.