Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Trevor 'School Bully' Mallard

Trevor 'School Bully' Mallard

Thursday 18 Mar 2004 Ken Shirley Press Releases -- Education

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Tauranga-based MP Ken Shirley was today appalled that Education Minister Trevor Mallard, and his officials, had stripped Bellevue School of its authority to enrol pupils.

"Bellevue's Board of Trustees has told me that they have not refused to enrol Lucy Wright. Rather, they are seeking legitimate answers from the Education Ministry," Mr Shirley said.

"The Board wants to know why it is being directed to enrol Lucy when she has already attended two other primary schools in the same locality. And what additional funding will be available for the school - to ensure that Lucy's special needs can be met, and that other pupils won't suffer as a result of the resources required to meet her needs.

"Education Secretary Howard Fancy and the Minister have steadfastly refused to answer those questions. This is yet another example of the arrogance that stems from our centrally-controlled education system.

"The Tomorrow's Schools reforms were all about community control and community solutions. It is clear that Mr Mallard is not listening to local people," Mr Shirley said.


For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news