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School Starting Age

Supporting Children and Families

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

Andrea Dawkins - 30 Aug 2016

Lower School Starting Age Funding Must be Invested in Early Education

Media Release - 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 - 15 Aug 2017

Rockliff Must Investigate Biddulph Gag

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

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Mar 2017

Liberals Should Commit to Continuing Child and Family Centre Roll Out

Media Release - If the Hodgman Government is serious about strengthening families and lifting education outcomes, it will commit to funding the continued rollout of Child and Family Centres in rural and regional communities.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Feb 2017

Rockliff Must Stand Up to Federal Counterparts on Education Funding

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 22 Sep 2016

Education Bill Has Gaping Holes

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

Andrea Dawkins - 21 Sep 2016

Education Act Changes Need Full Community Support

Media Release - The Greens look forward to seeing the government's final amendments to the Education Act when it's tabled in Parliament this week. We will be carefully considering the legislation once it's handed down.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Sep 2016

Back Down on Lower School Age Welcomed

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

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Aug 2016