Cuts by the Department of Education and Communities of 300 positions that provide support to schools across the state have attracted media attention, despite attempts by the government to use the Melbourne Cup as a distraction.
Maralyn Parker said in the Daily Telegraph, “This is a massive culling of public school support for economic reasons that no longer exist, at a time when new levels of responsibility are being foisted on their principals and teachers.”
A story in the Newcastle Herald describes the impact of the cuts on public schools in the Hunter Valley.
The Illawarra Mercury discloses plans for the creation of a “super region” extending from Helensburgh to Eden along the coast, and west to Deniliquin, Griffith and Albury.
The Daily Advertiser in Wagga Wagga also describes the proposed “group four” replacing the existing Illawarra and South East region.