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Greens Call for Better Support for Students with Disabilities

In Greens’ Private Members Time this week, we’ll move to affirm the rights of all Tasmanian students to a quality education, and the responsibility of the State Government to provide it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2017

NAPLAN Highlights Need for Equality in Education

Postcode is still having a significant effect on students’ ability to learn and perform well in NAPLAN.  Unstable funding models, and the Federal Government's continual questioning of the funding principles of Gonski do nothing to ease it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Dec 2016

Rockliff Must Stand Up to Federal Counterparts on Education Funding

The proposed changes to the Tasmanian Education system tabled 21 September 2016 in the House of Assembly are heralding additional funding requirements of over $100 Million.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Must Restore Teacher Numbers

The Liberal Government is embarking on once in a generation changes to the ‘Education Act’ which requires students to be engaged from 4½ until 18 years of age.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Liberals Failed Tasmanian Students

In 2015 the Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP said the Government was considering funding the crucial years five and six of Gonski  but that funding has failed to materialise in last night’s budget and the Tasmanian Government is now...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Premier's Failure in Canberra Sees Tasmania Left Off the Budget Map

There was nothing in the Federal Budget for Tasmania's education system, no extra funding for years 5 and 6 of Gonski.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Hodgman COAG April Fool

The Council of Australian Government's meeting was held in Canberra on 1 April 2016 - April Fool's Day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

State Schools Ignored by Liberals

That the Coalition Federal government have only committed to funding the Gonski reforms to the end of 2016-17.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Schools Still Hurting from Cuts

Cuts to teacher numbers since the Liberal government took the axe to education should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind this week as the 2016 school year begins.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016

Gonski Week

Where Gonski funding has been provided to schools around the country, it is making a huge difference, but that still too many schools are missing out and that, sadly, many of those schools are in Tasmania;

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Federal Budget-Education

The Commonwealth Budget has failed public education in Tasmania by failing to deliver on years five and six of the Gonski funding reforms, and breaking an election promise to implement the full loadings for students with disabilities this...

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  13 May 2015

Gonski Undermined

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff is bastardising the Gonski reforms with his cuts to public school staffing.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2014

Tasmania Needs Gonski

Hodgman should seize the opportunity presented by today’s visit by the Prime Minister to urgently lobby for a rethink on his cuts to education funding.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2014