Thursday, 4 December 2008

Not waiting for Fair Work Australia

Julia Gillard is not waiting around for the Opposition amendments to her Fair Work Australia proposals when they come before the Senate next year to display her tough side. The Deputy Prime Minister is having a preliminary canter in the game of bluff with the Senate with her legislation to introduce a uniform education curriculum. Linking the curriculum to multi million dollar payments to independent schools was the act of a very determined politician. And how could any reasonable person object to her insistence that independent schools are committed to a national curriculum in the same way as government ones? If private schools want public funding they should abide by public criteria.
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