Greens motion in support of Gonski funding for rural schools
Penny Wright 10 Jul 2014
I move that the Senate:
1. notes the motion passed by the NSW Nationals Annual General Conference calling on the Federal Government to honour the six year Gonski funding agreement between the Commonwealth and the NSW government;
2. acknowledges rural schools will continue to be significantly disadvantaged as a result of the Abbott Government's decision to fund only the first four years of this agreement; and
3. supports the NSW Nationals' courage in standing up to the Federal Government in the interest of their communities.
This motion recieved the support of the Senate.