Ab­bott in school rule

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NATION -

TONY Ab­bott has rec­om­mended boost­ing pay and con­di­tions for teach­ers in re­mote ar­eas, in­clud­ing waiv­ing their univer­sity debts, to im­prove the qual­ity of indige­nous ed­u­ca­tion.

The for­mer prime min­is­ter also sug­gests de­duct­ing fines im­posed on par­ents for break­ing tru­ancy rules from other gov­ern­ment pay­ments, rather than us­ing the “of­ten in­ef­fec­tive” threat of jail time.

The pro­pos­als are con­tained in his first re­port as the gov­ern­ment’s spe­cial en­voy on indige­nous af­fairs.

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