Wednesday, 31 July 2019
I wish to inform the chamber that Senator Keneally will also sponsor the motion. I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 66, standing in my name and in the name of Senator Keneally for today, relating to public school funding before asking that it be taken as a formal motion.
I, and also on behalf of Senator Keneally, move the motion as amended:
Omit subparagraph (1) (a), substitute:
(a) new industries and employment opportunities that can be created in the regions;
The Morrison coalition government is providing a record $310 billion of investment in schools, an increase of 62 per cent per student. The Australian government, as the predominate funder of non-government schools, is responsible for providing capital funding for the non-government schools sector. As the predominate funder of government schools, states and territories are responsible for providing capital funding to their schools.
If I could assist senators, this is a matter that could be discussed offline. It was put to me by numerous people that movers of the motions shouldn't debate them. The question is that general business notice of motion No. 66 be agreed to.