Review of state and territory compliance with section 22A (State-Territory contributions) of the Australian Education Act 2013

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The National School Resourcing Board (the Board), established under section 128 of the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) is required to conduct an annual review of state and territory compliance with section 22A of the Act. Section 22A of the Act states that as a condition of Commonwealth financial assistance, states and territories are required to meet minimum school funding contributions. These are set out in their Bilateral Agreements with the Commonwealth under the National School Reform Agreement.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference require the Board to consider and assess state and territory compliance with section 22A of the Act, while taking into account:

  • the terms of Bilateral Agreements with individual jurisdictions under the National School Reform Agreement
  • mitigating and contributing factors that have contributed to any non-compliance, and
  • timing of state budget processes and impact on compliance and reporting arrangements.

Consultation

The Board will consult with states and territories in undertaking this review, including consultation with the Education Council and other parties as required.

Report

The final report on state and territory compliance for the 2018 funding year will be submitted to the Australian Government Minister for Education by June 2020.