Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has called on members of the Pearce community to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Liberal Government.
“This marks an important milestone of the independent review with the release of a discussion paper and launch of an online platform for public submissions,” Mr Porter said.
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.
“Having now delivered a true model of needs-based funding for Australian schools it is important that schools are armed with the best information to put this funding to the most effective use possible,” Mr Porter said.
“I therefore urge members of our education community, families and employers to consider the discussion paper and take the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences about how we can best support regional, rural and remote students to succeed in school and beyond.
“Students living outside major cities face unique challenges in their education outcomes and it is important that fresh ideas for solutions and innovative approaches are put forward to support their success.”
The Halsey Review is part of the Liberal Government’s efforts to ensure regional, rural and remote students not only achieve success at school, but go on to further study, training and employment.
The final report and recommendations of the independent review will be provided to Government by the end of this year.
Submissions can be made online and will close at 5pm AEST on 29 August 2017.