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School groups give Premier an F over budget cuts

School groups give Premier an F over budget cuts.

AN UNPRECEDENTED coalition of 11 education groups representing public, independent and Catholic schools has accused the state government of evading its legal and ethical responsibilities to provide a quality education to all children.

A strongly worded letter with 11 signatures was sent to the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, as more than 4000 people gathered in Sydney on Sunday to protest against the government’s $1.7 billion in education cuts.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/school-groups-give-premier-an-f-over-budget-cuts-20121118-29k68.html#ixzz2Cc89WzlY

About Darin Sullivan (1967 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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