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Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

Introduced on Sept 13. The Bill seeks to ensure the Education Council makes decisions within the context of Government policy. It requires private schools to be safe places for students, repeals provisions, due to come into force in December 2019, enabling communities of online learning to be established and ensures schools cannot allow children to begin school before the age of 5. First reading on Sept 27 with National and ACT opposed. Reported back on April 5 with changes, but National still opposing. Second reading May 7, committee stage May 8 and third reading on May 9 with National and ACT opposed throughout.   Education Amendment Bill (No 2)