Government dodges question on needs-based funding

Today in the Federation Chamber, the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Greg Hunt, was unable to give a straight answer on needs-based funding.

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Greens rank opportunism and division hurting schools

Labor welcomes the statement of Member for Melbourne that he will vote against the Coalition’s $22 billion cuts to our schools.

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School kids to pay for big business tax cuts

The Budget confirms that Malcolm Turnbull will cut $22 billion from schools to pay for a $50 billion big business tax cut.

 

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Liberals demand their own government release schools funding plan

Yesterday afternoon in the Senate, the Liberals agreed to a motion demanding their own education minister immediately release a plan for schools’ funding.

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Students with disability need more funding, not more cuts

As families, teachers and students prepare to go back to school, students with disability continue to be ignored by the Liberal Government.

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Victorian Government Teaching Reforms Welcomed

Federal Labor welcomes Victoria’s teacher entry standard reforms, launched today by Victorian Education Minister James Merlino.

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World Teachers’ Day

Today is World Teachers' Day.

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OPINION: School Funding: there's only one way to fit every child into the equation

This December will mark the 75th anniversary of one of the most momentous developments in Australian foreign policy, war-time Prime Minister John Curtin's famous turn to America.

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OECD confirms gains to be made from needs based investment in education

Labor welcomes the release of the Education at a Glance 2016 OECD Indicators report overnight, which shows that by international standards Australia is performing well, but more needs to be done to deliver world class teaching and learning to all Australian students.

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Statement on Appointment

It is a great honour to have been appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, and in particular to have the opportunity to work with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek in this critical policy area.

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