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New Chapter in Rudd's Narrative Needed: Revolution in Public School Funding

The Australian Greens have urged the Rudd Government to insert a new chapter in Australian education by committing to an injection of fair funding to public schools and a new formula for schools funding in Australia.

"Kevin Rudd has been keen today to tell his story - but the story Australians want to hear is a vision of how Australia will educate its people in the 21st Century," Greens Education spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne said.

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Higher Education Support Amendment

Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (10.15 a.m.)-I rise today on behalf of the Australian Greens to support the Higher Education Support Amendment (Removal of the Higher Education Workplace Relations Requirements and National Governance Protocols Requirements and Other Matters) Bill 2008. The bill effectively repeals a provision in the Higher Education Support Act which tied university funding to compliance with workplace relations requirements and governance requirements.

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