Joint Media Release with Northern Territory Deputy Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro
The Country Liberals are urging Territorians to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Turnbull-Joyce Coalition Government.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and Northern Territory Deputy Opposition Leader, Lia Finocchiaro said the release of a discussion paper and launch of an online platform for public submissions marks an important milestone of the independent review.
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.
“I 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 best we can support local students to succeed in school and beyond,” Senator Scullion said.
“We’re listening closely to regional communities like the Northern Territory 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 21st century economy.”
Mrs Finocchiaro encouraged as many people as possible to participate in this review.
“We want to ensure that remote and regional students, like their counterparts in town, receive the highest possible quality of education. This review is a way to understand how best to deliver on that goal.”
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