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Parent-teacher interviews the alternative as bans hit reports in Victorian schools  Herald Sun March 18, 2013  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy comments

Teachers have been told the time they spend at school camps outside their allocated 38 hours a week - such as when students have "free time" - does not count as working hours.  The Age January 23, 2013



Striking teachers could be fined up to $10,000 each if a Baillieu Government bid to have the action declared illegal is successful.  Herald Sun February 5, 2013



Have your children had a day off school lately?  Just a day off without a good reason?  Well, under a proposed change to the law, you could be hit with a $70 find if your child misses more than five days a year without a good excuse.  The Age February 11, 2013  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy comments.



The Gonski reforms are proposed changes to the way schools are funded in Australia, based on recommendations made by the first major review in 40 years.  The review panel was chaired by businessman David Gonski. The Age February 27, 2013





The state government will overhaul the school curriculum amid fears drug use is becoming a "profound and growing" problem among students.  The Age, February 24, 2013.  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy comments.



The strike is expected to be one of the largest held by teachers in Victoria, with close to 200 schools shut down for the day as education staff converge on Parliament just after midday. The Age, February 14, 2013  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy, comments.



Victorian parent groups are launching a campaign calling for mandatory seatbelts on school buses, especially when travelling on dangerous country routes, to prevent more children being injured in crashes.  The Age February 6, 2013  Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy comments.



In Victoria, the Baillieu Government has hit back at claims pressure on the education budget will result in parents paying school internet access fees next year.  The service is slowly grinding to a halt because of the surge in demand.  Transcript includes comments from Parents Victoria's Executive Officer, Gail McHardy.  ABC News January 15, 2013




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