Parents of truants will be fined $300 for the first offence and $3000 for subsequent wagging under legislation being rushed through Parliament.
The Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill gives the Education Minister the power to set national literacy and numeracy standards.
But it also doubles truancy penalties. If a parent does not enroll a child at school, the fine will also be $3000 - double what it was before.
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