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School uniform: PV media comment

The Age reported recently about the changes taking place in Victorian school uniforms. According to the article, “School uniforms in Victoria are evolving to meet student demands, with pants and shorts for girls, trans-seasonal and green uniforms becoming more common.” Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy is quoted in the article, as follows: Gail McHardy of

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Cost of schooling – PV comment

The Age reports today on the large voluntary contributions some government schools are requesting from parents. According to the article, “Families are being asked to make hundreds of dollars in voluntary payments to public schools, with principals warning that without the contributions they can deliver only a basic education.” “Schools are underfunded” The article quotes

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School Community Safety Orders: PV media comment

An article in today’s Age covers the issue of School Community Safety Orders, and includes comment from Parents Victoria. We reported on the introduction of these orders in July, and raised concerns and questions about unintended consequences of the orders. The Age article reveals that three orders have been enforced since they were introduced in

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School funding promises: PV media comment

A recent article in the Age covers the election promises both the major parties are making on education, and mentions Parents Victoria. According to the article: “Labor and the Coalition have made election promises totalling $5.3 billion on education but ignored a key request from lobby group Parents Victoria to fully fund Victorian government schools.”

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School camps under threat: PV media comment

Nine News has published a report on the threat to school camps arising from unfunded changes to teachers’ conditions. According to the report: School principals are warning they will have to axe student camps or hit parents with a big fee hike from next year unless the Victorian Government delivers more funding. New rules for

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Covid school closures: PV comment

The Age has published an article today about a recent report that criticised Australia’s widespread school closures. According to the article, “The review of Australia’s COVID-19 response found it was wrong to close schools en masse, particularly when they weren’t seen as high-transmission environments.” Parents Victoria’s CEO, Gail McHardy was approached by the Age for

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