Marino calls for submissions to regional education review

Member for Forrest Nola Marino is calling on the South West to have their say in a landmark review into regional, rural and remote education initiated by the Turnbull Government.

“This marks an important milestone of the independent review with the release of a discussion paper and launch of an online platform for public submissions,” Mrs Marino said.

The discussion paper, prepared by the reviewer Emeritus Professor John Halsey, identifies the key issues and challenges faced by rural students and poses areas of focus to stimulate ideas about possible solutions.

“I urge members of our education community, families and employers to consider the discussion paper and take the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences about how best we can support local students to succeed in school and beyond,” Mrs Marino said.

“We’re listening closely to regional communities in our efforts to improve the education and preparation of young people from the country to develop into their best selves and fully participate in the 21st century economy.”

Mrs Marino has long advocated for improved access to tertiary education for country Australians following the Rudd-Gillard Government’s move to make access for regional and rural students to youth allowance increasingly difficult.

The final report and recommendations of the independent review will be provided to Government by the end of this year.

Submissions will close at 5pm, AEST 29 August 2017. For more information visit: education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education.