House debates

Monday, 18 October 2010

Statements by Members

Building the Education Revolution Program

1:46 pm

Photo of Shayne NeumannShayne Neumann (Blair, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

On 8 September I attended the official opening of the new multipurpose hall and resource centre at the Kilcoy State School in the Somerset region. On 15 September I was at the Mount Kilcoy State School. Mount Kilcoy received $925,000 and Kilcoy State School $2.65 million under Building the Education Revolution. The acting principal at Mount Kilcoy, Carolyn Ervin, and the principal at Kilcoy State School, Ray Maddison, both wished to pass on to the Prime Minister the appreciation of the whole school community for the contribution the BER has made in this region. I picked up the Kilcoy Shire area in the redistribution at the last election. Over $21 million is being poured into nearly 20 schools in the Somerset region. They have never seen this sort of contribution. The coalition has today put forward a private member’s motion in relation to this matter, taking no notice of what the Auditor-General said in his audit report No.33 in respect of this matter. He said:

There are some positive early indicators that the program is making progress toward achieving its intended outcomes.

The people in my region, particularly in the Somerset region, warmly welcome this contribution and wish to thank the Prime Minister and the federal Labor government for this investment in schools in the Somerset region.