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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.

Education—reform

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (5.04): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(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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