Pages tagged "Education"

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

I rise to outline my strong opposition to the government's Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014. I declare straight out that I had a free university education. I would correct the member for Herbert: I have not heard one Labor member suggest in a speech given today that...

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Higher education cuts

There will be no surprise today that I rise to speak about higher education. Before the election this government promised no cuts to education. The higher education bill introduced today confirms that this government has introduced cuts to every level of education, from child care through to postgraduate study. The...

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Student Representative Council Forum

Today I rise to talk about the second SRC forum held in my electorate in the recess. The forum was attended by over 130 primary and secondary school students representing schools from across the electorate and followed on from the inaugural forum in April.

The April forum put forward a...

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Abbott’s school cuts hit Lalor harder than anywhere else

New analysis of the Government’s own figures, released recently, shows Tony Abbott’s cuts will leave schools in the electorate of Lalor $277 million worse off over the next decade – the biggest hit to any community in Australia.

The Abbott Government’s Budget cut $80 billion from schools and hospitals – with...

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Ryan urges Napthine Government to support local schools

Joanne Ryan, has written to Victorian Premier Denis Napthine urging the Victorian Liberal Government to come to the party and provide much needed funding to Lalor Schools.

The Federal Labor Government invested heavily to provide capital funding to local schools under the Building the Education Revolution program, but unfortunately more...

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LeadWest Education Report

I rise to inform the House of a report by Dr Ruth Morton, commissioned by LeadWest, on young people aged between 10 and 14 of the western suburbs of Melbourne who are falling out of school. This report, using Census data, identified the alarming situation where 2,680 students—that is, six...

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Shadow Minister for Education meets with Wyndham Principals

Joanne Ryan, Federal Member for Lalor and Shadow Minister for Education, Kate Ellis, meet with Wyndham School Principals today to discuss the impact of the Federal Budget on local schools.

As a former principal, I was keen for Kate to hear directly from the principals in this area and hear...

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Local Education Funding

At this time last year, in the staff room of the school where I was principal and in staffroom conversations across sectors and across the country, Gonski funding was on the horizon and the optimism was palpable. We were excited the education debate had been so deep. The national partnerships...

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Cambridge Primary School

On 17 February this year, I visited Cambridge Primary School in my electorate. I commend the Principal, Meenah Marchbank, for leading this school on an amazing improvement journey. In 2002, the school was accredited as an international school by the European Council of International Schools; it is the first primary...

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Iramoo Primary School Visit

Last week I had the opportunity to again visit the very impressive Iramoo Primary School, in Wyndham Vale, named after the Wurundjeri people's word for the stretch of land upon which my electorate is situated. I was there to stand with Principal Moira Findlay and congratulate the newly announced school...

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