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


Government Abandons the School Journal

Tracey Martin MP

Spokesperson for Education
4 September 2013

Government Abandons the School Journal

The Government has forced the closure of Learning Media by making it compete unfairly in a tight competitive publishing market says New Zealand First.

Today Learning Media announced it is no longer financially viable and is to be wound down.

Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says the School Journal is a Kiwi institution and is under threat of being relegated to the scrap heap in spite of Government assurances.

“Learning Media was identified in the Digital Literacy Inquiry as having a valuable role in ensuring local resources were developed not only in the area of the written word but in the digital development of educational applications.

“The removal of the government contract assurance has thrust Learning Media directly into a fiercely competitive marketplace while requiring them to provide free resources to the education sector.

“It is a sad day not only for Learning Media staff, but all the writers and contributors to the School Journal and the thousands of children who may now miss out on growing up with this fabulous publication,” says Ms Martin.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Case For Nationalising Our Urban Bus Services

When it comes to funding and managing public transport, should local government or central government bear most of the responsibility for delivering a quality service? Ratepayers or taxpayers? Those basic questions re-surfaced yesterday, after the government announced its intention to scrap the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) imposed by the last National government in 2013. That model had required councils to use private contractors to run the buses, via a cut-throat competitive tendering process...


School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>

Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>




InfoPages News Channels