DOGS PREDICTIONS COME TO PASS SIXTY YEARS LATER

Press Release 820

                                       AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT

SCHOOLS

PRESS RELEASE 820

DOGS PREDICTIONS COME TO PASS

SIXTY YEARS LATER

 

Sixty years after the re-introduction of State Aid to private religious schools in the 1960s, DOGS predictions have come to pass. It did not take the wisdom of a prophet or the son of a prophet to predict what was likely to happen.

The Proof?

Issues which have surfaced in the Press in the last two weeks.

DOGS predicted that

 

  • We have craven politicians who give in to any and every demand from the religious school interest. In the last week we have discovered that Residents will lose the righty to object to the building of new private schools – paid for by the State Government. Under planning laws designed to ‘fast track’ the development of the Catholic and independent sectors, residents who object to the expansion of schools such as Scotch College (which they did) will no longer be able to take complaints to their local council. The State government has responded to lobbying by planning consultant Urbis on behalf of more than 20 elite private schools including Camberwell Grammar, Caulfield Grammar, Scotch College and Trinity Grammar

.https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/ending-right-to-block-private-schools-hailed-as-a-win-over-red-tape-20191209-p53ic0.html

DOGS take no pleasure in saying ‘We told you so!’ But we do suggest that the time has come to say: If Australia has the will or wit to solve its educational problems,  take stock of what has happened , stop State Aid to religious schools and look to countries like Finland rather than the class ridden UK.  

 

 

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