SENATOR DON FARRELL TO VISIT BAROSSA SCHOOLS

South Australian Senator Don Farrell will visit Barossa schools on Monday with Speaker of the South Australian Parliament Mick Atkinson.

While in the region, Senator Farrell will present school leaders with new national flags and is keen to hear from principals and teachers about the impacts of the Turnbull Government’s school funding cuts.

“Our principals and teachers work very hard to provide quality education opportunities and outcomes for our kids,” Senator Farrell said.

Senator Farrell said the Government’s $22 billion school funding cut, would see schools in the electorate of Barker lose more than $50 million and many parents were worried about the impact of those cuts on their children’s access to quality education.

“It could mean teachers might be unable to give students the time and resources they deserve and need to develop the skills required in their adult life,” he said.

“Last week, the Nick Xenophon Team voted with the Liberals to cut millions of dollars in funding from South Australian schools.

“Labor has announced we will restore the $22 billion that Malcolm Turnbull has cut from schools because we believe every child, in every classroom, deserves every opportunity.

On Monday, Senator Farrell will present national flags and teaching resources outlining the flags’ history and significance to schools who responded to his offer to replace old flags under the Federal Parliament’s Constituents’ Request Program.

“These resovide students with opportunities to learn about our national flags, what they symbolise and the protocols for flying them,” Senator Farrell said.

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