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Happy Children, Playing with Parents

Supporting Children and Families

The Tasmanian Greens support more Child and Family Centres as an alternative to the lower school starting age.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  30 Aug 2016


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Lower School Starting Age Funding Must be Invested in Early Education

After more than 12 months of community outrage, the Liberals’ decision to remove their lower school starting age from Education Act changes is welcome.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Rockliff Must Investigate Biddulph Gag

The Education Minister must immediately investigate the full circumstances which led to the attempted gag of Steve Biddulph.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  2 Mar 2017


Happy Children, Playing with Parents

Liberals Should Commit to Continuing Child and Family Centre Roll Out

Child and Family Centres are key social infrastructure that strengthen family connections and engage parents in their child's learning.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Rockliff Must Stand Up to Federal Counterparts on Education Funding

The proposed changes to the Tasmanian Education system are heralding additional funding requirements of over $100 Million.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Education Bill Has Gaping Holes

All Tasmanians want to see education outcomes improve, but the Liberals' Education Bill has some gaping holes.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Education Act Changes Need Full Community Support

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Sep 2016


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Back Down on Lower School Age Welcomed

We welcome the Education Minister's announcement that he will abandon plans to lower the compulsory school starting age.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2016


Happy Children, Playing with Parents

No Support for Rockilff's Plan to Lower School Starting Age

The Tasmanian Greens have a fully costed alternative Policy to roll out 11 new Child and Family Centres.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016