Supplementary Order Paper No 292

No 292

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Education (Update) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Tracey Martin, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4

In clause 4, replace new section 1A(4) (page 14, lines 6 to 8) with:


Before issuing a statement under this section, the Minister must undertake a full and transparent nationwide consultation with the public of New Zealand to establish their views and desire regarding the purpose of education and the New Zealand school system.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 4, new section 1A, in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill to widen the consultation required under the current provision from only those that the Minister “considers ought to be consulted” to include all of the New Zealand public. This would involve a process of consultation similar to that undertaken by Finland to develop their 30 year educational vision.