ABBOTT MUSTN'T WALK AWAY FROM INDIGENOUS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

14 February 2014

In a week when the national Parliament noted the impressive progress towards Closing the Gap in access to early childhood education, concerns are increasing that the Abbott Government plans to abandon key reforms. 

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Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed Chair of the Global Partnership for Education

11 February 2014

The Labor Opposition congratulates former Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her appointment as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education. 

As a global leader in education for years now, Julia Gillard is the perfect choice for this important international role.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT QUIETLY IMPLEMENTING MORE CHILD CARE CUTS

29 January 2014

At a time when parents are facing growing waiting lists, it has been revealed today that the Abbott Government is sneakily cutting more child care places.

A $5 million program set up to get the Federal Government and local councils working together to expand childcare places has been put on ice since the Coalition has taken office, with all records of the program wiped from the Department's website.

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PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION REPORT SHOWS WE NEED GONSKI

28 January 2014

 

Today's Productivity Commission report is further evidence of the urgent need for the Abbott Government to implement the Gonski school funding model in full.

Gonski recommended a needs based funding model which would deliver the additional resources schools need to support each individual student's needs.

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HEAD OF NSW CURRICULUM SLAMS ABBOTT GOVERNMENT REVIEW

18 January 2014

The Abbott Government's cynical curriculum review has been further undermined today with the head of the independent New South Wales Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BoSTES) dismissing any changes to the curriculum next year as neither possible nor appropriate.

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ABBOTT'S SHAMBOLIC CURRICULUM REVIEW ALREADY A MESS

16 January 2014

The Government's education policy has further descended into a farce today, with Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, backflipping again by appointing a committee to review the national curriculum - only a week after specifically ruling it out.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT PUTS POLITICS IN THE CLASSROOM

10 January 2014

The Abbott Government's announcement today that it will review the Australian curriculum is a cynical and bald-faced move to put politics in the classroom, and is calculated to distract from Tony Abbott's broken promises on education funding.

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW: the Abbott Government's political attack on the national curriculum.

10 January 2014

KATE ELLIS, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION: The Abbott Government are seeking to introduce their politics into every classroom across Australia. Let's be perfectly clear: there was no political interference in the development of the national curriculum. Australia's national curriculum was devised by an independent body who was appointed with bipartisan support from the Government but also from state and territory governments of all different political persuasions.

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NOT TOO LATE FOR PM'S NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION ON SCHOOLS FUNDING

3 January 2014

With a few weeks still to go until school returns for term one, it's not too late for the Abbott Government to perform another policy backflip and commit to properly funding and reforming our education system, Shadow Education Minister Kate Ellis said today.

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