Australia's decline in the PISA rankings released tonight put further pressure on the Abbott Government to ensure needs-based school funding across the nation, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.
More than $78 million will be ripped out of South Australian universities in the next four years if the Coalition's cuts to higher education go ahead, say Australian Greens Senators for South Australia Penny Wright and Sarah Hanson Young.
Hundreds of thousands of Australian students will continue to struggle at school if the Coalition refuses to honor funding promises to Australian public schools, says Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools Senator Penny Wright.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be held accountable if he walks away from the Gonski reforms in light of negotiation bungles revealed today, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright
The Australian Greens have today backed calls by a coalition of ethnic and indigenous groups to protect laws against racially-motivated hate speech, saying the Coalition’s plan to weaken protections against racism is shameful.
Thousands of Queensland students will lose out if a no-strings-attached school funding deal with the Federal Government goes ahead, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.
Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright has warned inequality in education will continue to rise unless the Abbott Government makes a long-term commitment to fairer school funding.
The Federal Government must lead a drastic overhaul of the mental health system to ensure every Australian can access quality care, says Australian Greens spokesperson for mental health Senator Penny Wright.
The Australian Greens have condemned Tony Abbott’s cuts to the Indigenous Legal Assistance and Policy Reform Program, saying it goes against all his past rhetoric and will exacerbate the shameful incarceration rates for Indigenous Australians.
The Australian Greens will commit $30 million to expand the teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, schools spokesperson Senator Penny Wright and NT Greens Senate candidate Warren H. Williams announced today.