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Peter Garrett on advancing the Australian education system

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Minister Garrett is leading the Gillard Government’s response to the Gonski Review by pursuing a new approach to school funding that is fairer, more transparent and better focused on improving educational outcomes.

At a seminar hosted by the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy in April, Minister Garrett outlined the key opportunities and challenges from this reform and discussed why the advice in the Gonski Review cannot be ignored.

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About the Speaker

Peter Garrett was elected as the Labor Member for Kingsford Smith at the 2004 federal election. In 2007, he was appointed Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts following the election of a Federal Labor Government on 24 November. On 8 March 2010, following a restructure of the Department of the Environment, Peter was sworn in as Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts.

Following the 2010 federal election, Peter was sworn in as the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth on 14 September 2010.

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