The Tasmanian Parliament has passed a bill to overturn changes to post-year 10 education, after a marathon debate.
Labor and the Greens supported the bill which dissolves the boards of Tasmania Tomorrow’s Academy and Polytechnic and hands control of the sector to the Education Department.
Liberal members argued against the bill, saying it gave far too much power to the Secretary of the Education Department.
But spokesman Michael Ferguson says six amendments were made to resolve that issue.
“We’ve made some significant improvements which have at least taken off some of the rough edges,” he said.
Labor MP Michelle O’Byrne says she is happy with the outcome.
“We were able to amend ourselves, or incorporate, so I’m really pleased that the Upper House will now be able to deal with a bill that does give security to students, families and schools about their post year 10 opportunities,” she said.
The Legislative Council is likely to consider the bill next week.