Skip navigation

Ellen Sandell and Greens call for long term education solutions

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
14 July 2014

Ellen Sandell, Greens candidate for the state seat of Melbourne, has backed Labor’s promise to spend $10 million on the redevelopment of Carlton Primary School. [1]

“The Greens support additional funding to Carlton Primary School, and if elected I will work hard to undo the damage done by the Liberal government.

“However, rather than a quick fix, band aid solution to a single school, the Greens are working for long lasting systemic change in our schools.

"For example, North Melbourne primary school is desperately overcrowded because of a lack of schools in the CBD and Docklands. This is an issue that is only going to get worse.

Like the Labor candidate, I’m committed to undoing the damage of the Liberal government and increasing funding to primary schools, and to Carlton Primary School. However I think a better thought out, long term solution is required to fix Victoria's primary education problems" said Ms Sandell.

“Victorian and Federal Labor have failed to invest what is needed for all our schools and Tony Abbott’s unfair Budget will rip over $80 billion in schools and hospital funding from the states.”

 

For media enquiries: Claire Harman, 0430 144 790

 

[1] http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/central/carlton-primary-set-to-become-a-demonstration-centre-under-10-million-upgrade-plans/story-fngnvlpt-1226986056357 

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
14 July 2014
SHARE:

WHAT I'M FIGHTING FOR


LATEST NEWS

NEWS

Local schools and other Melbourne Budget winners

I've just come out of the Victorian Budget lock-up and I wanted to let you know what today's budget means for our electorate of Melbourne.

NEWS

Standing up for our local schools

For the past three years, I've been working with a group of parents to get more State Government funding to fix Kensington Primary. We’ve made some serious headway and have secured funding for urgent works, like cleaning up mould and building wheelchair accessible ramps. But a lot more needs to...

NEWS

Campaigning to stop Labor’s bad tax on electric cars

A few weeks ago the Victorian Labor Government's new proposed tax on electric cars was dubbed by leading environmental organisations as the ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’ (and rightly so). The Greens will vote against the Victorian Labor Government’s electric vehicle tax in Parliament. Victoria is the only...

BLOG

Supporting our local COVID-19 recovery

Throughout the pandemic, the Greens MPs and I have always supported a health-led approach to the pandemic. All along, we supported the Premier’s and Chief Health Officer’s actions to keep Victorians safe. However, we also haven't shied away from advocating to improve decisions where there were mistakes or extra needs...