Education

SENATOR PAULINE HANSON’S COMMENTS — CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [ 5.45 pm ]: I rise to echo the sentiments of the Minister for Disability Services and to endorse the comments of members of the Labor, Liberal and National Parties. I rise on behalf of the WA Greens to also join the voices of my federal colleagues in condemning the comments made by Senator Hanson about people with autism. I also acknowledge the effect that those comments have had on their families.

Cuts contradict children’s right to education: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Education Hon Alison Xamon MLC has today called on the Government to reverse its decision to cut $64 million from the State’s Education budget from 2019.

Ms Xamon said the repurposing of Tuart College and the change of program delivery at Canning College would disadvantage students who needed alternative pathways to university.

“These colleges have for decades played a critical role in assisting students who, whatever reason, may not have satisfactorily completed Year 12,” Ms Xamon said.

“They have been their avenue into university.

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