Education

Early childhood educationSchool educationTertiary education The benefits of early education for children are clear. Andrew supports better wages for workers in the sector, including for those who are providing family day care. He supported the previous Government’s...

INDIES CONVERGE ON REGIONAL UNIVERSITY MEETING

02 February 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, has joined the Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, at a forum to discuss the challenges being experienced by regional universities across Australia. Mr Wilkie said today’s Albury-Wodonga Forum...

PYNE HOLDS UTAS TO RANSOM

26 March 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, has condemned the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, for continuing to hold Tasmania and its university to ransom over his higher education reforms. Mr Wilkie pressed Mr Pyne in Question Time...

GONSKI FUNDS MUST GO TO THE CLASSROOM

20 March 2015 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will challenge the State Government to explain how it can pocket an additional $10m in Gonski education funding this year while increasing class sizes and reducing literacy and numeracy support in...

A STATEMENT ON STATE GOVERNMENT EDUCATION CUTS

26 November 2014 Last night I attended the Taroona Primary School emergency meeting that discussed the impending staff and funding cuts. There were a lot of people at the meeting and they were shocked and anxious. Some were angry, and rightfully so. The outpouring of...