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12 March 1991 - Current

Regional and rural schools
Page 1256
24 March 2016
ASSEMBLY Questions Without Notice and Ministers Statements SUZANNA SHEED

Ms SHEED (Shepparton) — My question is for the Minister for Education. The government has called Victoria the education state and has claimed that as the basis of its policies during the term of the current government. In April 2014 the Auditor-General tabled his report Access to Education for Rural Students. The Auditor-General found that the department had not provided access to high-quality education for all students. He found that the gap in performance between rural and metropolitan students in Victoria has persisted and shows no signs of narrowing. Many reports both before and after support that. Will the minister advise what steps are being taken by his government to address this clearly inequitable situation?