Illawarra to celebrate Gonski

Dennis Long
Acting Country Organiser

Parents, teachers and community members in the Illawarra will celebrate the successful outcome of the Gonski campaign with a gala dinner on May 22.

The dinner, to be hosted by the Illawarra and South Illawarra teachers associations, will be held at the City Beach Function Centre in Wollongong.

Federal Australian Education Union President Angelo Gavrielatos and Federation President Maurie Mulheron will speak.

State and federal MPs from the Illawarra region have been invited to the dinner, which will provide the opportunity to put pressure on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to guarantee that the agreement between the Federal and O’Farrell governments on funding will be maintained.

The dinner is also a celebration of the achievements of public education and will feature student performances. Kathy Southall from the Barrack Heights P&C will speak at the dinner, celebrating public education from the perspective of a parent.

The dinner is supported by the Public Education Fund. Contact Margaret in Federation’s Wollongong office to book tickets on (02) 4228 4414.