The Coalition Government has accepted all 11 recommendations of the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (IRRRRE), committing to a whole of government approach in response.
Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, said the Review led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey considered the key issues, challenges and barriers that have an impact on the educational outcomes of students living in regional, rural and remote communities. “We believe in Australia your post code should not determine your potential. No matter where you go to school, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their passions and get a quality education,” Deputy Prime Minister McCormack said. “By accepting all of Professor Halsey’s recommendations, the Government is putting the education needs of the almost 400,000 students from regional, rural and remote communities front and centre.”
The full report and official government response are available at: