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Public Education and the State Election

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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Dr Laurel Cohn, President, Mullumbimby High School P&C Association

Our Parent and Citizens Association of Mullumbimby High School has worked hard to ensure that every child in our local public school gets a quality education.

With the 2019 state election it is imperative that political candidates are aware of the current public schooling situation in their local area and how their actions and their party’s policies can affect it.

Here a few facts that the Mullumbimby High School P&C Association urges candidates and, more importantly, voters to think about with the upcoming election.

Public Schools educate 65 per cent of all NSW students

NSW Public Schools educate 84 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Public Schools educate 69per cent of students with a disability that requires a school adjustment to meet their specific needs Australia wide and,

Public Schools are the only schools that accept and welcome all local students in their area

So why is it such a struggle to gain equitable funding for our Public Schools?

Find out what the candidates stand for and what they will deliver for our local public schools and make all votes count for fair funding and a fair go for all students.

 


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

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Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

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Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media ‘research’. Also a big thanks...