I was pleased to join Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water, Barnaby Joyce and Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, today for the launch of the Turnbull Government’s comprehensive review of regional education.
The review will hear stories and feedback about regional and rural education from across the country. This provides Corangamite educators, students, families, employers and the local community with a very important opportunity to have their say – their input and suggestions will help shape the future of education in regional and rural Australia.
The Turnbull Government is committed to giving Australians the opportunities they need to succeed, no matter where they live or what their circumstances.
The review will be critical in addressing the key barriers and challenges which impact on the educational outcomes of regional, rural and remote students.
The Coalition Government’s independent comprehensive review into equity of education access for rural and regional students will seek fresh ideas and fresh thinking to bridge the divide.
The independent review into regional, rural and remote education will be led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey of Flinders University.
Professor Halsey commenced his career as a teacher and was a principal of two schools in South Australia and his experience spans across numerous positions outside of the classroom on advisory boards and in educational leadership roles.
His extensive knowledge and experience in rural and remote education and passion for the sustainability of rural schools and communities make him ideally suited to lead this review.
The review will be conducted in consultation with key stakeholders and will benefit country people and country communities.
For more information on how to be involved please visit: https://www.education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education
2 March 2017