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Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Section 19 Return

As ever the Return under Section 19 tells a story of chronic underfunding of public services and agencies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Labor's Education Policy Insufficient and Disingenuous

Labor’s education plan is insufficient, lazy policy that’s extremely disingenuous. They have let down educators, the AEU, and Tasmanian children.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2018


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Premier Must Stand Up for Schools at COAG

Prime Minister Turnbull's attack on our public education funding would be crippling for Tasmania. Premier Hodgman needs to defend our schools staunchly at COAG.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2016


Green Economics

Greens Alternative Budget Statement

The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget demonstrates it is possible to deliver strong economic and jobs outcomes while investing extra into services.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2015


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

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.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  13 May 2015


Empty Classroom

State Schools Results

These schools' results are thanks to fantastic efforts by their school staff, departmental support staff, and their broader school communities.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015


Empty Classroom

School Funding-Minister is all Over the Place

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff's claim that public schools have received an increase in funding beggars belief.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Public School Funding Fears

Minister Rockliff has secretly increased funding to non-government schools while slashing funding for public schools by over $18 million.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

School Year Begins in Confusion

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff is in denial about the concerns held by parents and teachers over his cuts to Tasmania’s public education system.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Schools Set to Lose Teachers, Funding

The Liberals' decision to slash the education budget will impact on school funding and staff allocation.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2014


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School Reforms Rushed

Public schools have been thrown into disarray due to unnecessary haste and failure to consult over employment of extra literacy and numeracy teachers.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Jun 2014