Tehan pitches to the people

The education minister celebrated World Teachers Day Friday

“We pay tribute to all hardworking teachers right around Australia for their tireless contribution towards education,” the Education Minister said. Pretty much as he did for Principals Day (CMM August 5).

Mr Tehan also commissioned a House of Reps inquiry into improving the working circumstances of classroom teachers (CMM November 16).

The minister also presents as a friend to working researchers, (CMM September 19), particularly women – he has told the Australian Research Council to get moving on gender parity in the college of experts and in early career funding applications (CMM October 11).

If there is a pattern here it could be the education minister is pitching direct to the people who do the work, instead of making his case via peak bodies and lobby groups – some of which backed Labor spending proposals at the election.


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