Contact information for Politicians

The Australian Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott,
can be contacted through a form located at
Parliament House, CANBERRA ACT 2600
The Minister for Education, The Hon Christopher Pyne, MP 
Parliament House Contact:
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Shadow Minister for Education, Hon Kate Ellis
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6277 4479
Education spokesperson for the Australian Greens, Hon Penny Wright

Penny Wright’s Office
Level 3, 27 Leigh Street, Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 8117, Station Arcade, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8410 4588| Fax: 08 8410 4599

Canberra Office
Senate suite SG-50, Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, 2600
Ph: 02 6277 3626 | Fax: 02 6277 5992

Details about your current state and territory members of parliament and legislative assemblies

3 responses

31 08 2007
Amanda Credaro

I’m sorry, but I just don’t get it. Why a national (Federal) campaign when the future of Teacher Librarians is a state issue? The DEET can only assist the cause of school libraries if the responsibility for Education is removed from State administration.

If the Feds are pursuaded to increase the education budget to the states, there is still no guarentee that any financial ‘bonuses’ will end up improving information literacy outcomes, library collections, clerical support, etc. Under the current system, Principals will still have Discretionary Powers over budget dispersion at local level.

There are probably many others with the same question …

22 09 2007

Hi Amanda,
I’m sure many teachers and TLs are asking the same question. You are quite right, there are many issues to be dealt with on the state level, but with a federal election in the offing, and given the strong input of the federal government in the initial development of school libraries in the 70s, at this stage we are focusing on the common state concerns of staffing and funding. Please explore our website for further information on building quality school libraries as a national concern. Thanks for your input,

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