Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (19 March) . . Page.. 555..
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall
Noes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Question so resolved in the negative.
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (5.04): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) that the ACT Government signed an agreement with the Commonwealth Government on 30 May 2013 to give effect to the National Education Reform Agreement, a six year funding agreement for education in the ACT;
(b) that the ACT Government is fully committed to implementing this agreement as stipulated in the Heads of Agreement signed by the Chief Minister and the Prime Minister;
(c) that rolling out education reform, as planned through the National Education Reform Agreement, is the best way to provide for the future of the children of the ACT and Australia;
(d) that the National Plan for School Improvement, as part of the National Education Reform Agreement, will improve Australian education through five areas of reform: quality teaching, quality learning, meeting student need, empowering school leadership, and transparency and accountability; and
(e) the failure of the Commonwealth Government to provide funding certainty by guaranteeing the six years of funding set out in the agreement; and
(2) calls on the ACT Government to continue to:
(a) implement the National Education Reform Agreement and the National Plan for School Improvement, as agreed to with the Commonwealth, to achieve positive outcomes for the students of the ACT;
(b) seek Commonwealth Government commitment to the full six years of funding agreed in the Heads of Agreement;
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