Media Release: Federal Education Minister (19 July 2016)

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Australian Government Primary Principals Welcome Reappointed Education Minister

The Australian Government Primary Principals Association, AGPPA, the national body for primary principals in government schools, congratulates Senator Simon Birmingham on his reappointment as Federal Minister for Education and Training.

AGPPA President Gabrielle Leigh welcomes the opportunity to work with Senator Birmingham around key education initiatives.

Ms Leigh said, “We look forward to continuing a positive relationship with the Education Minister and working with strengthening our education system. We hope to re-open the discussion about the importance of needs-based funding in government primary schools

An AGPPA research paper titled Building Our Nation Through Public Education, written by Emeritus Professor Alan Reid from the University of South Australia found that the consequences of inadequate resources for children in need could have a lasting effect on the educational future of our nation.

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