Hon Trevor Mallard, in Committee, to move the following amendment:
To add the following new Part after Part 3 (after line 14 on page 23):
Amendments to Education Act 1989
61 Principal Act amended
This Part amends the Education Act 1989.
62 Roles within tertiary education sector
Section 159AD is amended by inserting the following subsection before subsection (2):
63 Functions of Commission
(1) Section 159F(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:
(2) Section 159F(1) is amended by repealing paragraph (c) and substituting the following paragraph:
This Supplementary Order Paper amends the State Sector Management Bill . The Government has signalled its intention to make amendments to the Education Act 1989 to transfer the tertiary education policy leadership role from the Tertiary Education Commission to the Ministry of Education. It has proposed to do this through SOP 176 to the Education Amendment Bill (No 2). Such a proposal is foreign to the objects of that bill. There are no other provisions in the bill currently before the House that relate to the policy roles of the Ministry or the Commission. If the Government wishes to pursue the changes set out in SOP 176, it needs to find an appropriate legislative vehicle. The State Sector Management Bill is the appropriate legislative vehicle for this change.