Supplementary Order Paper No 308

No 308

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Education (Update) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Catherine Delahunty, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 96A

In clause 96A, in new section 139AB(3), replace seclude (page 55, line 14) with seclude or seclusion.

In clause 96A, after new section 139AE (page 56, after line 21), insert:

139AF Alternatives to physical restraint

The Secretary must implement a nationally funded and compulsory professional development process targeted at—

(a)

equipping schools and Boards of Trustees with the ability to identify and implement alternatives to the seclusion of a student or child (as defined in section 139AB(3)); and

(b)

supporting schools and Boards of Trustees to understand fully inclusive practice as a human rights issue for every child.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 96A in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. New section 139AB removes the failed strategy of seclusion rooms, but the Bill does not providing any alternative support for the schools. This amendment provides that support.