Media releases

Liberals demand their own government release schools funding plan

February 14, 2017

Yesterday afternoon in the Senate, the Liberals agreed to a motion demanding their own education minister immediately release a plan for schools’ funding...

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Students with disability need more funding, not more cuts

January 20, 2017

As families, teachers and students prepare to go back to school, students with disability continue to be ignored by the Liberal Government...

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Victorian Government Teaching Reforms Welcomed

November 23, 2016

Federal Labor welcomes Victoria’s teacher entry standard reforms, launched today by Victorian Education Minister James Merlino...

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Ford Closure to Impact Melbourne's North

October 06, 2016

Six hundred blue collar workers will lose their jobs tomorrow when Ford’s plant in Broadmeadows closes its doors, and the Turnbull government has done nothing to ease the impact on Melbourne’s north...

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OECD confirms gains to be made from needs based investment in education

September 16, 2016

Labor welcomes the release of the Education at a Glance 2016 OECD Indicators report overnight, which shows that by international standards Australia is performing well, but more needs to be done to deliver...

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Statement on Appointment

July 28, 2016

It is a great honour to have been appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, and in particular to have the opportunity to work with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek...

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