The Hon Peter Garrett MP
Welcome to the media centre archive for The Hon Peter Garrett MP, former Minister for School Education, Minister for Early Childhood and Youth. This site contains material issued by Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries in the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations portfolio.
$76 million for students with disability in special schools
$76 million will be available to help more than 350 government and non-government special schools across the country over the next six years as part of the National Plan for School Improvement.
ACT signs up to national education reforms
The Australian and Australian Capital Territory Governments have today reached an historic agreement which will benefit around 62,000 students across the territory.
New data on a fairer funding plan for Australian schools
New data released today reveals the benefit to schools across the country – by sector and state – under the Gillard Government’s National Plan for School Improvement.
Budget 2013-14: Record investment in child care continues
The Gillard Government will invest more than $25 billion over four years to continue building a more affordable, flexible and high quality child care sector, helping more Australian parents return…
Budget 2013-14: A fairer funding plan for all Australian schools
The Gillard Government has made a $9.8 billion commitment to increase school funding over six years, along with better indexation and reforms to lift student achievement, under the National Plan…
Ministers agree to nationwide data collection to support students with disability
The first nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability has been endorsed by all education ministers today and will start in October 2013.
Support extended for students with disability
School Education Minister Peter Garrett and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Senator Jacinta Collins today visited Queensland’s St Joseph’s Primary School to meet with students and…
NSW first to sign up to National education reforms
The Australian and New South Wales Governments have today reached an historic agreement which will benefit over 1.1 million students across the state.
Resourcing all our kids, classrooms and teachers for the future
The Gillard Government has today set out its plan for proper resourcing of all our classrooms, teachers and schools for generations to come, to take Australian schools into the top five in the…
Show children back on the road
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Bill Shorten and Minister for School Education Peter Garrett today announced funding to support the former pupils of the Queensland School for…
Boost for quality early childhood education
The Gillard Government will invest $300 million over two years to boost the quality of early childhood education and support workplace reform.
My School shows targeted investment is lifting student results
Schools taking part in the Gillard Government’s National Partnerships on Literacy and Numeracy and Low SES Schools have increased the number of students achieving at or above national minimum…