UPDATE: Come to Parliament on Weds 14th June at 1pm to see this continue!
Wednesday May 24th: Donna Faragher, (Lib, Shadow Minister for Education) moved a motion to stop the Education Central policy and leave Perth Modern School as it is. A large crowd of parents, students and Modernians were in the Legislative Council to support her. Alison Xamon of the Greens also spoke in support. Debate is expected to continue on Wednesday June 14 at 1pm (put it in your diary). Watch Peter Collier, former Education Minister, below. He was superb in his fight to #saveperthmodern. Thank you to the Liberals and the Greens. Colin Ticknell from One Nation, with three elected MLC’s has also indicated he will support this motion too.
There are two houses in Parliament in WA. This issue does not need upper house approval to be put into action but it surely is a good thing if one of those Houses votes against the idea of ending Perth Modern School as we know it, and speaks against the idea of skyscraper schools without ovals and trees.
Click to watch Peter Collier in Parliament...
TRANSCRIPT : 24 May 2017 / p451-470. [PDF Copy: Hansard.]
Petition tabled: Government’s Education Central plan for Perth Modern School (6479 signatures)
All petitions tabled in WA Legislative Council in 2017.