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Education (Update) Amendment Bill

Introduced on August 22, the bill amends the Education Act, and sets out objectives to guide the education system in the early childhood and schooling sectors. These objectives set of the Government’s priorities for these sectors through the statement of National Education and Learning Priorities. First reading debate completed on Sept 13 strongly opposed by Labour, Greens and NZ First. It was referred to the Education and Science Committee for consideration. Report back extended from March 13 to March 20 and reported back then with numerous amendments. Labour, Greens and NZ First all indicated their opposition to large parts of the Bill in minority reports. Completed second reading on April 11 and committee stage on April 12 with Labour, Greens and NZ First opposing. Completed third reading on May 11 with no parties changing their position. Education (Update) Amendment Bill