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senate vote 2019-12-03#4

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on 2019-12-06 12:15:50

Title

  • Motions Schools
  • Motions - Schools - Drought

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Mehreen Faruqi</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The same amount of senators voted for and against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2019-12-03.116.2), which means it failed. It was introduced by NSW Senator [Mehreen Faruqi](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/nsw/mehreen_faruqi) (Greens).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • >
  • > *(a) notes that:*
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  • >> *(i) the Federal Government has announced $10 million in Special Circumstances Funding to drought affected schools, but has specifically excluded public schools from receiving this funding, and*
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  • >> *(ii) more than 80% of students in rural and remote areas are enrolled in public schools and they are also deeply impacted by the drought; and*
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  • > *(b) calls on the Federal Government to establish a fund for government schools facing hardship as a result of ongoing drought conditions.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) the Federal Government has announced $10 million in Special Circumstances Funding to drought affected schools, but has specifically excluded public schools from receiving this funding, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) more than 80% of students in rural and remote areas are enrolled in public schools and they are also deeply impacted by the drought; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on the Federal Government to establish a fund for government schools facing hardship as a result of ongoing drought conditions.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute,</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Jonathon Duniam</p>
  • <p>Government schools are the responsibility of state and territory governments. As the predominant funder of non-government schools, it is appropriate that the Commonwealth government support non-government schools affected by natural disasters, including drought and flood. The recently announced $10 million special circumstances funding assistance will help ensure the viability of many non-government schools that expect to provide fee relief, counselling and other support for many students from drought affected areas.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that motion No. 322, in the name of Senator Faruqi, be agreed to.</p>