MEDIA RELEASE: MALCOLM TURNBULL'S 'NATIONAL' SCHOOLS REVIEW PANEL: NO TEACHERS, HALF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES MISS OUT, DELAYS

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

MALCOLM TURNBULL'S 'NATIONAL' SCHOOLS REVIEW PANEL: NO TEACHERS, HALF THE STATES AND TERRITORIES MISS OUT, DELAYS

Labor is concerned that the official panel for Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘national’ schools review doesn’t include a single current teacher, excludes representatives from half of Australia’s states and territories, and is already running three months behind.

There are some very well qualified people on the panel.  But you would think a schools review that’s supposed to be looking at what works in the classroom would actually include someone who’s currently a classroom teacher.

We also learned today that half of all Australia’s states and territories have been excluded from Malcolm Turnbull’s panel altogether.

Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT, and the Northern Territory have no representation at all.  How can this review be credible when so many states and territories miss out
 

It’s no coincidence that the Northern Territory and Tasmania have been excluded – they get the worst deals under Malcolm Turnbull’s new unfair schools policy.

And despite the review being announced so recently, it’s already three months behind schedule.  It’s exactly the kind of shambles we’ve come to expect from Malcolm Turnbull.

You just can’t trust the Liberals on education.  

 

WEDNESDAY, 12 JULY 2017