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.

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$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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 3 June 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • Katy Gallagher, MLA
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Joy Burch, MLA

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Wayne Swan MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 10 May 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 26 April 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
  • Mr Graham Perrett MP

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. 

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 23 April 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Barry O'Farrell MP
  • The Hon Adrian Piccoli MP

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 April 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 4 April 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP

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.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP
  • The Hon Bill Shorten MP

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…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 13 March 2013

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP