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Greens to block Pyne's Gonski betrayal

Media Release
Penny Wright 25 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens will block any attempt by the Coalition to walk away from the Gonski funding model, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.

"If Christopher Pyne wants to tear up school funding reforms, he'll have to do it in the Parliament and the Australian Greens will be standing in his way, protecting the future of our children," Senator Wright said.

"With only weeks to go until 2014, the Coalition's continual flip-flopping and secrecy on education is a disaster in the making.

 "The Australian Greens are committed to making sure every Australian child has the chance to succeed, no matter their postcode or family income.

"Shovelling money at the states without the Gonski model is absolutely inadequate and we will not stand for it.

"The Coalition has no mandate for this sudden turnaround. We will use our numbers in the Senate to stand up for Australian children and prevent Mr Abbott and his team from taking away their chance at a better education."


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