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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BUDGET 2012-13 Investing to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage

The Australian Government is continuing to invest to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage, with more than $5.2 billion in funding for employment, education, health services, community…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 8 May 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Jenny Macklin MP
  • Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Warren Snowdon MP
  • The Hon Kate Ellis MP
  • The Hon Julie Collins MP

Giving the most vulnerable young Australians the best start in life

The Gillard Government will invest a further $55.7 million to ensure Australia’s most vulnerable children are better prepared to start school by expanding the Home Interaction Program for Parents…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 May 2012

Ministers:

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

Talking school funding with the Adelaide community

Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett and Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis today joined local school principals and council chairs, to discuss school funding and the future of Australian…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 26 April 2012

Ministers:

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

More support for Queensland students with disability

Up to 29 000 Queensland school students with disability will have greater access to classroom support and specialised equipment thanks to $41 million in funding from the Gillard Government’s …

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 2 April 2012

Ministers:

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

Students to vote on Australian federalism

A group of 125 highly motivated senior secondary students from across Australia will have a unique opportunity to present their views on the design of Australia’s federalist system as a part of…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 March 2012

Ministers:

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

My School gives parents more information than ever

Australian parents and teachers can now track how children have improved over time in the key areas of literacy and numeracy with the launch of the newest version of the My School website.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 February 2012

Ministers:

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

Towards a new school funding system

Funding arrangements in Australian schools are failing to get the best results for students, are complicated and lack transparency, the first comprehensive report into school funding since 1973…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 20 February 2012

Ministers:

  • The Hon Julia Gillard MP
  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • The Hon Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins

Australians encouraged to make 2012 a year of reading

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today encouraged children and parents to read together for an hour a week as part of a new national campaign to improve literacy.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 February 2012

Ministers:

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

Investing early is changing the lives of young Australians

Minister for Child Care Kate Ellis, today launched a new evaluation report on the Australian Government’s $32.5 million national rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 22 November 2011

Ministers:

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

Celebrating Children’s Week 2011 with record investments in the early years

Minister for Early Childhood, Peter Garrett and Minister for Child Care, Kate Ellis welcomed the beginning of Children’s Week 2011 celebrations today.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 October 2011

Ministers:

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

Indigenous music festival inspires Walgett students to attend school

Over 250 Indigenous students from five schools in the Walgett region have come together to celebrate the Western NSW MOBFEST, funded by the Australian Government’s $3 million Community Festivals…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 19 October 2011

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Inmates send positive messages to Indigenous students

Junee Jail inmates are sharing positive messages with Indigenous students about staying in school, through a film to air at the Ngiyaginya Aboriginal Festival in Wagga Wagga.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 14 October 2011

Ministers:

  • The Hon Peter Garrett MP
  • Senator the Hon Mark Arbib