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Teacher shortage: PV media comment

ABC News reported yesterday on the teacher shortage affecting Victoria schools. According to the news article, “The Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) says many students at government schools will return to classrooms with substitute teachers or reduced lessons when Term 1 starts today.” The article also quotes Parents Victoria CEO Gail McHardy,

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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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Back-to-school costs: PV media comment

An article in the Age today exposes the difficulty many families are having with the costs of getting their children back to school for 2023. According to the article, “a survey by the Smith Family of almost 2000 families across Australia who have received help from the charity found nine out of 10 parents and

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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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