From the President's Desk

What a term it will be!

Welcome back to Term 2!

I hope everyone was able to spend some quality time with family and friends over the break and is ready to tackle a new term of connecting and learning.

Pre-election webinars

With Federal Election only weeks away, it is a good time to reiterate ACSSO's position on behalf of government school students and families. ACSSO is very political, in that we work with the Federal Government to increase opportunities for students and families attending Australian government schools.

But at the same time we are definitely apolitical.

We have no alignment with any party, and as such have reached out to the LNP, ALP, Greens and education leaders to join us in a series of webinars to discuss their education policies before we head to the polls. Full details will be on our website and socials as soon as possible, and we will be pleased to offer the opportunity for you to submit questions in advance.

This Wednesday, 11 May, I'm pleased that Senator Mehreen Faruqi has accepted our invitation to have a conversation about where the Greens see education going in Australia. Head to this registration page for more information and to lock in your invitation.

As the Australian Greens Education spokesperson, Senator Faruqi has stated

education has been smashed by a budget hostile to public schools, universities, TAFE, and early childhood education and care and this is a government hostile to public education and its final budget proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt

Senator Faruqi says the Greens believe every Australian, regardless of their postcode or financial situation, should have access to a high quality education. Lifelong learning, from early childhood education to school, TAFE and university, is the cornerstone of a strong, productive nation.

Invitations for webinars have also been accepted by Tanya Plibersek (ALP) and Correna Haythorpe (AEU) with arrangements needing to fit into busy schedules - watch our socials. We hope to have the full range of political perspectives represented and accepting their invitations before 21 May!




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