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.
National reading blitz for all young Australians
A new national reading blitz for all students between Foundation and Year 3 is set to be launched next year to help tackle falling literacy standards and prevent thousands of Australian children…
Early childhood education target to be achieved in 2013
There are now more Indigenous children than ever before with access to preschool or kindergarten programs as a result of the Gillard Government’s unprecedented efforts to Close the Gap on…
New project opens doors to Murdoch University
Young Western Australians from Rockingham, Kwinana and the Peel region will be inspired and supported to study at Murdoch University through a new Federal Government project launched today.
Tasmania schools to benefit from National Plan for School Improvement
Minister for School Education Peter Garrett today visited Tasmanian schools with federal Labor colleagues Minister Julie Collins and Senator Carol Brown to speak with principals, teachers and…
Sydney English teacher takes out PM’s favourite teacher prize
An English teacher at Mary MacKillop College in south-west Sydney, has taken out the title of Australia’s Favourite Teacher after a national competition launched by the Prime Minister in October. Mar
Australian Senior Secondary Curriculum ready to roll
The Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood met in Adelaide today to continue important collaborative work for education reform, and the actions that will follow, to improve…
Abbott and Pyne’s letter to school principals gets an ‘F’ for accuracy
Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne have been caught out telling blatant untruths to school principals about Labor’s education spending.
High quality education for every Australian child
The Gillard Government has taken the next step towards a National Plan for School Improvement with the introduction to Parliament today of the Australian Education Bill 2012.
Ayers Rock Resort celebrates first Indigenous graduates
The first group of Ayers Rock Resort Indigenous trainees have graduated from the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara under an Australian Government program.
Call for students to join Facebook's anti-bullying campaign
The Australian Government is partnering with Facebook and two youth not-for-profit groups, headspace and PROJECT ROCKIT, to take a stand against cyber bullying through the…
Gillard Government to use new appointment to strengthen ties to social science and research community
A new Chief Scientist position will be created within the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to increase the role of social science research and evidence in future…
NSW Government wrong on school building
The claims by the NSW Education Minister about the Building the Education Revolution program, reported in the Daily Telegraph today, are misleading.