Have your Say on Regional Education

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Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has called on members of the community to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Liberal National Government.

“The Federal Government is reviewing education for country kids and now is the time for families, students and the wider community to take a look at what’s being discussed and then tell us what you think.”

“We need your input on the challenges faced and the ways you get around them. A discussion paper has been released and an online platform for public submissions has been launched.”

The discussion paper, prepared by the reviewer Emeritus Professor John Halsey, identifies the key issues and challenges faced by rural students and poses areas of focus to stimulate ideas about possible solutions.

” Mr Christensen wants members of the local education community, families and employers to consider the discussion paper.

“Take the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences about how best we can support local students to succeed in school and beyond.”

“We’re listening closely to regional communities in our efforts to improve the education and preparation of young people from the country to develop into their best selves and fully participate in the 21 st  century economy.”

The final report and recommendations of the independent review will be provided to Government by the end of this year.

Submissions will close at 5pm, AEST 29 August 2017. For more information visit:
https://www.education.gov.au/independent-review- regional-rural- and-remote- education