Nothing binding in bill: Pyne

THE Gonski legislation contains no legally enforceable obligations on the states or school sector, a draft shows - but the government says they will be added later.

Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne, who distributed a leaked copy of the draft legislation yesterday, dubbed the draft legislation ''all foam and no beer''. ''This is not an act, it is inaction,'' Mr Pyne said. ''Nothing in it is binding.''

Fairfax revealed on Thursday the draft legislation would not contain specific details about the level of funding and the indexation the education sector would receive, as well as how much the states would be expected to pay. Victoria said it could not support the legislation in its current form.

A spokesman for Education Minister Peter Garrett said: ''Details of the reforms and funding arrangements will be added to the bill as negotiations with education authorities progress. Once that takes place the legislation will be legally enforceable.''

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