Senate debates

Monday, 13 February 2017



4:19 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) the Government's refusal to commit to the final two years of Gonski funding, which has established a funding cliff in 2018, will cut billions of dollars from Australian schools, and

  (ii) that some of the wealthiest private schools in Australia are over-funded while many public schools are struggling without adequate funding; and

(b) calls on the Turnbull Government to prioritise equality in Australian schools by committing to a genuine needs­-based funding model.

Photo of Gavin MarshallGavin Marshall (Victoria, Deputy-President) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that motion No. 200 under formal business listed on today's Red and moved by Senator Hanson-Young be agreed to.