That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the Federal Government has announced $10 million in Special Circumstances Funding to drought affected schools, but has specifically excluded public schools from receiving this funding, and
(ii) more than 80% of students in rural and remote areas are enrolled in public schools and they are also deeply impacted by the drought; and
(b) calls on the Federal Government to establish a fund for government schools facing hardship as a result of ongoing drought conditions.