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"The frustration is that many schools aren't forthcoming with this information because they don't want to raise anxiety.  But we have to learn from these statistics to make sure we're putting more pressure on the government to prevent them."  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy quoted.  The Age, April 10, 2012


The Minister for School Education invites parents to take part in this live Forum on Monday, April 2 - 6.30pm - 7.30pm in Canberra.  This event offers parents an opportunity to discuss key school reforms with Minister Garrett.

Live streamed via the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, parents are able to submit questions prior to the event for the Minister's consideration, or on the day of the event people participating online can submit questions via live chat facility.  

Victoria has stressed that any changes to school funding should be phased in over eight years to fulfil the federal government's promise that "no school lose a single dollar per student".  The Age, February 16, 2012

Victoria has accused the federal government of breaking its promise to consult the states and territories before the release of the first review of all school funding in 40 years.  The Age February 10, 2012


"A school bus carrying parents and teachers will today depart on a national tour in a quest for a massive increase of government funds to the nation’s public schools.  The first stop on the tour will be Brisbane."  (Visiting Victoria February 20-22.)

"ACSSO president Peter Garrigan encourages parents to greet the bus at stops along its route and rally to remind the federal government that they expect a large boost to public school funding." 


Tuesday, February 21 :   

Laurimar Primary School, Doreen  10.30am

Whittlesea Secondary College, Whittlesea 1.15pm

Collingwood College, Collingwood 3.30pm


ACSSO is the Australian Council of State School Organisations of which Parents Victoria is the  Victorian affiliate organisation.

 Parents travel by school bus - Public School Funding

Contact the Parents Victoria office for further information re bus schedule

See also The Age article February 10, 2012 in News section of this website







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