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Education Amendment Bill (No 2)

The bill abolishes the Teachers Council and set up a new body the Education Council to oversee teachers. The bill also reforms the structure of tertiary education governance. Received its first reading on March 13, opposed by Labour and others who say it reduces representation. Submissions closed on April 30. Select committee hearings have been dominated by teachers and others opposing the bill. Reported back from select committee on July 14. Still strongly opposed by opposition parties with only minor changes made by the committee. The Government indicated it wanted to make progress on the bill ahead of the summer adjournment, but only got as far as the committee stage on December 12. Completed its third reading by 61 to 59 with National, ACT and United Future in favour. Education Amendment Bill (No 2)