Murchison’s portable a priority in Parliament

27 November 2015

Friday 27 November 2015

Murchison's fight to retain its portable school building is heating up after Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan tabled a petition protesting the move in Parliament yesterday.

The petition, which was signed by more than 700 people in one week, calls on the Andrews Labor Government to reverse its decision. 

Ms Ryan said the community's outrage had forced the government to delay the removal of the building until the end of the school year. 

"The Murchison community is not going to let this building go without a fight," Ms Ryan said.

“If this building is removed, the school’s youngest students will be forced to relocate to the music room and library which will mean the rest of the school is without these facilities.

“If Daniel Andrews is serious about making Victoria the “Education State” then he should not be ripping valuable resources away from regional schools.”

Ms Ryan said it was important that the government listened to the community.

“Education Minister James Merlino must put politics aside,” Ms Ryan said.

“This decision is inequitable and it must not go ahead.”



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