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Copy one of these letters and email them to your Ministers. Click on the email link below to set up an email with the Minister's email address.

Letter One

TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP FUNDING PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Public schools should be the focus of school funding by governments, both state and federal. Private schools are owned and run by private organizations or religions. Parents choosing these schools for their children should not be subsidized by the public purse.

Private schools encourage divisions in society along lines of class and religion. Only an education system that brings all kinds of children together can build a cohesive society and teach students how to interact with the wide range of individuals they will encounter in life.

We call on the government to stop the funding of private schools and rebuild a strong public education system that we can be proud of.

Please send me a written response to this letter.

Email: Malcolm Turnbull

or post to:

Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

Email: Simon Birmingham - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or post to:

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham 
Minister for Education
107 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA, 5033

Letter Two

REVIEW THE SES INDEX FOR SCHOOL FUNDING

The so-called SES index is an inaccurate measure of a school's socio-economic index and is creating far greater inequality in the funding of Australian schools than we already have.

I call on the government to review this funding formula and replace it with one that takes into account the school's resources, donations and other funding sources.

Please send me a written response to this letter

Email: Malcolm Turnbull

or post to:

Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

 

Email: Simon Birmingham - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or post to:

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham 
Minister for Education
107 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton, SA, 5033