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Inquiry into disabled students’ needs holds Lismore hearing

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The parliamentary committee inquiring into the education of students with a disability or special needs in New South Wales schools will hold a regional public hearing in Lismore this Thursday, June 8.

The committee will hear from a wide range of stakeholders at this hearing, including teachers, parents, an academic and a local representative of the NSW Department of Education.

Chair Lou Amato MLC, said, ‘the committee received a number of submissions from stakeholders based on the New South Wales north coast.

‘The hearing in Lismore will give us the opportunity to hear directly about the issues faced by students with disability and special needs, their families, and schools, in this area,’ he added.

The hearing, which is open to the public, will take place in the Fountain Room, Lismore City Hall, Lismore, from 11.15 am.

The schedule for the public hearing, along with other information about the inquiry, including the terms of reference and submissions, will be available on the committee’s website.

https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-hearing.aspx?pk=7052


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