Pages tagged "education"

  • Labor Lies About Preschool

    Today the Labor candidate for Canning told a complete lie about childcare funding in Canning.

    There have been no cuts to childcare under the Coalition government.

    In fact, under the Coalition’s policy, this year $2.8 million will be provided for over 2200 local pre-schoolers in Canning.

    The Labor Party should be ashamed of themselves. Former Labor Member Barry Urban lied about his credentials, now Labor’s candidate for Canning is lying about policy. Labor cannot be trusted on basic facts, let alone governing for Australia. 

    The Coalition’s reforms will inject an extra $2.5 billion into the childcare system and is set to benefit over 3950 families across Canning.

    The reforms provide the highest rate of subsidy to people on the lowest income levels and more hours of subsidy to those who work the most.

    We’re increasing the base subsidy from around 72 per cent to 85 per cent for the more than 370,000 families earning around $66,958 or less a year.

    The preschool program is a national partnership with states and territories to ensure all children have access to 15 hours of quality early learning per week in the year before school.

    Labor should fund the Tonkin Highway extension and expand the Peel Health Campus. They should focus on delivering for the people of the Peel region, rather than telling lies to them.


  • 2018 Canning Shakespeare Competition

    The Canning Shakespeare Competition is on again! It's about art, performance, and celebrating the contribution of Shakespeare to our language and culture. 

    Grade 10 - 12 students living in the electorate of Canning are invited to enter a video performance of a monologue from one of Shakespeare's works.

    Monologues must be a maximum of 2.5 minutes long, performed in character, from memory. 

    Submissions must be made by 5pm, Friday 6th July. 

    10 Finalists will be selected to perform their monologue before a live audience and a panel of expert judges on Saturday 21 July at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. 

    This year’s judges include Glenda Linscott, Head of Acting at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

    This year there are three prizes to be won

    First place: $1,000 and two tickets to the Bell Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar.

    Second place: $750 and two tickets to the Bell Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar.

    Third place: $500 and two tickets to the Bell Shakespeare production of Julius Caesar.

    To find out more or to make a submission, Contact Andrew's office:
    2/61 Sutton St, Mandurah 6210
    [email protected]
    (08) 9534 8044