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Speech: Rural Hardship Education Fund

Speeches in Parliament
Mehreen Faruqi 17 Oct 2019

The Greens support the universal right of every child to access education, and we recognise the particular hardship faced by families in isolated areas, particularly those areas in drought. Funding could include extra support for small rural schools, like Trundle Central School in the Central West or Hermidale Public School between Nyngan and Cobar, to provide extra services and care to students and their families. It could mean building new public boarding schools. It could be used to provide for additional teachers to be employed in the most affected areas to support distance education students with home visits. Let's do everything we can to support every kid to get a world-class public education, no matter where they live.

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