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Quality Education for all Tasmanian Students

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that investment in education is one of the most important functions of government. Our...

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Feb 2018

AEU Executive Decision on Pay Offer

Media Release - The Greens welcome the progress between the AEU Executive and the government on wages policy.  These negotiations have been drawn out, and largely not conducted in good faith by the Hodgman Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 May 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

Hodgman Must Abandon Cheap Tactics

Media Release - On Sunday, Premier Will Hodgman claimed the recent Australian Education Union report highlighting that there are less base grade teachers now than before this government was elected was “Fake News”.

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Dec 2017

Early Years Education - Allocation of Funds

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister for Education over the allocation of early years education funding.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Aug 2017

Education Bill Has Gaping Holes

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokespersonAll Tasmanians want to see education outcomes improve, but the Liberals' Education Bill has some gaping holes.We will take our time to closely scrutinise the legislation tabled today and...

- 21 Sep 2016

Call for Professional Development for Teachers in Disability Education

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—(a)           the recently released results of the second annual Teachers View Survey from the Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby;

- 23 Aug 2016

Rockliff Feels Heat on Education Act Changes

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokespersonThe Minister of Education tried to reassure Tasmanian parents about changes to the Education Act, due to be debated in the next session of Parliament.

- 14 Jun 2016

Rockliff Misleading Over Teacher Numbers

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokespersonGovernment figures specify the number of full time teachers in the Department of Education at 4,555 in June 2014 and 4,396 in June 2015, a reduction of 158, after rounding.*

- 8 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to respond to parliamentary secretary Mr Barnett's adjournment speech last evening on Safe Schools and his continued attack on LGBTI issues in this Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

Liberal Government Must Restore Teacher Numbers

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           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...

- 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

Parliamentary Activity - Notes the Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Schools Still Hurting from Cuts

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokespersonCuts 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.

- 1 Feb 2016

E-School is Safe

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokesperson The Greens welcome the news that Minister Rockliff has back-flipped on a previous announcement to cut staff numbers to the Tasmanian E-School.The Greens were proud to sponsor a petition,...

- 26 Nov 2015

Education Minister Needs to Find Compassion for Vulnerable Children

Media Release - Education Minister Rockliff today wouldn’t rule out implementing the remaining recommendations of the Ministerial Taskforce he established, but wouldn’t commit to it either.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Aug 2015