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Section 19 Return

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks to the Return under Section 19 of the Public Account Act 1986, highlighting the significant additional costs incurred from the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Labor's Education Policy Insufficient and Disingenuous

Media Release - Labor’s education plan is insufficient, lazy policy that’s extremely disingenuous. They have let down educators, the AEU, but most of all – Tasmanian children.

Andrea Dawkins - 6 Feb 2018

Premier Must Stand Up for Schools at COAG

Media Release - 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 - 31 Mar 2016

Greens Alternative Budget Statement

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget Statement demonstrates it is possible to deliver strong economic and jobs outcomes while investing extra into health, education, small business, housing and environmental protection.

Nick Mckim - 2 Jun 2015

Federal Budget-Education

Media Release - 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 - 13 May 2015

State Schools Results

Media Release - Former Greens Minister for Education Nick McKim has congratulated the Tasmanian schools who achieved above average NAPLAN results last year compared to similar schools around Australia, but warned that future achievement is being put at...

Nick Mckim - 5 Mar 2015

School Funding-Minister is all Over the Place

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

Nick Mckim - 5 Mar 2015

Public School Funding Fears

Media Release - Department of Education figures released to the Greens under Right to Information legislation show that Minister Jeremy Rockliff has secretly increased funding to non-government schools while slashing funding for public schools by over $18...

Nick Mckim - 5 Mar 2015

School Year Begins in Confusion

Media Release - 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 - 5 Feb 2015

Schools Set to Lose Teachers, Funding

Media Release - An email from the Secretary of the Department of Education to staff shows that the Liberals' decision to slash the education budget will impact on school funding and staff allocation.

Nick Mckim - 31 Oct 2014

School Reforms Rushed

Media Release - Tasmania’s public schools have been thrown into disarray due to Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff’s unnecessary haste and failure to consult with teachers and principals over the employment of extra literacy and numeracy teachers.

Nick Mckim - 23 Jun 2014