UPDATED Here I have provided the Hansard of the debate that occured (over two debating days) when I brought the Education (Retention of Schools) Bill 2011 on for debate and vote in the Tasmanian Parliament. I would like to point out that I have posted here the full transcript even though the interjections from the [...]
Every Labor and Green member of Parliament today showed their contempt for 20 Tasmanian communities by voting against the Liberals’ Education (Retention of Schools) Bill. This bill would have provided much needed certainty to the 20 schools, in mainly regional communities, that Mr McKim callously tried to close earlier this year and which remain vulnerable. [...]
Mr McKim has his priorities all wrong. While the Minister defends $4.2 million of funds being spent to create eleven ‘Principal Network Leaders’, students with special needs are missing out because of his cruel funding cuts to schools.