Media Releases

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The ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations congratulates the ACT Government for today’s signing of the National Education Reform Agreement, which should see significant additional funding for education in the ACT from both the federal and ACT Governments.

ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations Acting President John Haydon will attend the Centenary 2020 Vision Parliament of Youth on Sustainability: Green Paper Update Session this Thursday in support of the work these students are carrying out.

The ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations fully supports the ACT Chief Minister’s “tightening up the decision-making process” for approving new private schools in the ACT, as reported in the Canberra Times today.

The ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations is urging the ACT Education Minister to implement changes to the Education Act after new private schools were approved with little community support.

Parents are urging Australian Premiers and Chief Ministers to consider the needs of our students at today’s COAG meeting, and implement the Gonski recommendations for a new school funding model.