Labor


John Halliday, MP Ballarat


Dear Wendy

Thank you for contacting our office on the very important matter of school librarians and libraries.

The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any school.

They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.

The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks forward to the findings of the inquiry.

As part of the Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over 3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.

Once again thank you for raising this issue.

Kind Regards,

John Halliday



John Halliday
Office of Catherine King MP

Federal Member for Ballarat






Jenny Macklin, MP Jagajaga, Victoria
Thank you for your email, your concerns are important to me.

As I receive a large amount of emails, it can take some time to read and respond to each email.

If the matter is urgent, please contact my office 02 6277 7560.

Thank you.

Jenny Macklin.
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Richard Marles, MP, Corio, Victoria
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Thanks again for your email.

Kind regards,

Richard Marles MP
Federal Member for Corio
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Nicola Roxon, MP, VICTORIA

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Stephen Smith, MP, WA
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Peter Garrett MP

Federal Member for Kingsford Smith (Sydney, New South Wales)

Thank you for your website enquiry of 23 July on funding for librarians in schools.

The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any school.
They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.
The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks forward to the findings of the inquiry.
As part of the Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over 3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to me on this important matter. I trust you will find this information helpful.
Yours sincerely
Peter Garrett AM
Federal Member for Kingsford Smith
__www.petergarrett.com.au__

Amanda Rishworth, MP South Australia


Dear Christine
I write to you in relation to the email you sent about the need for teacher trained librarians in our schools.
Amanda, should she be re elected - and hopefully she will be - would be happy to raise this matter with the new Federal Minister for Education - The
Hon Simon Crean. As the government is currently in caretaker mode it is probably best to wait until after the election so please get back in touch
with us if you would like your concerns presented to the federal government.

Also if you have any references to the international studies you refer to we can use this to support the argument we present on your behalf.
Given teacher recruitment is also very much a state issue it would be worthwhile presenting your concerns to South Australia's Minister of
Education, the Hon Jay Weatherill as well.

Thank you for supporting Amanda and please respond to this email address so I can ensure your concerns get followed up.

Kind regards
Suzanne
Office of Amanda Rishworth MP
Federal Member for Kingston






Janelle Saffin MP Federal Member for Page, NSW
Thank you for your email – please see response.
The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any school.

They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.

The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks forward to the findings of the inquiry.

As part of Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over 3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.


AUTHORISED N. MARTIN for the ALP, 5/9 Sydney Ave. Barton ACT


kind regards

Maryn Wagstaff JP
EO to Janelle Saffin MP Federal Member for Page
Ph:0266219909 Fax:0266219959





Julie Owens MP, Federal Member for Parramatta, NSW

Thank you for writing to me about teacher librarians and their importance to literacy and learning.

Education – School Libraries
The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any
school.

They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning
programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of
schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government
and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.

The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy
and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks
forward to the findings of the inquiry.

As part of the Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over
3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.
.......(further on education spending)




David Bradbury, MP Lindsay, NSW

Contacted by phone: After several months of phone tag and iinability to meet face to face, my local federal member, David Bradbury phoned to discuss my TL concerns which I voiced to him via email. I basically 'educated' him on the plight of TL's as per the ASLA inquiry submission. He acknowledged that the inquiry had been disrupted by the election. However, he stated that should he be re-elected he would be more than happy to follow up the inquiry and other concerns I may have. Which I would hold him to if I vote for him. He also asked what the federal government could do about accreditation??? Being aware of the fact that now is campaiging time, I was considerably impressed that Mr Bradbury persued this issue and persisted in contacting me to discuss it.
Regards,
Jason Darlington




Nick Champion, Wakefield, South Australia

Thank you for your email of 28 July 2010 regarding Education.

Please provide me with your contact details in order to provide you with a suitable written response.

Yours sincerely,

NICK CHAMPION MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WAKEFIELD


Chris Cummins, Fisher, Qld

Sharon thanks for your email,
I sought information regarding your concerns and this has assisting me in compiling the response.
The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any school.
They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.

The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks forward to the findings of the inquiry.

As part of the Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over 3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.
I have Cc'd Dan McIntrye who is the ALP candidate for fairfax that actually covers the Palmwoods area.
Regards
Chris
0408 724 925




Tony Zapia, Makin, SA


David,

As a member of The House of Reps Standing Committee on Education and Training, having voted to support the current inquiry and
having listened to submissions from around Australia on this matter, few people have done more to support your campaign than I.

Regards,
Tony Zappia MP
Federal Member for Makin





Steve Georganas, MP Hindmarsh, SA


Date: 17 August 2010 10:53:51 AM
Subject: FW: staffing school libraries


Dear S....

Thank you for your email regarding the importance of teacher librarians in schools. I was actually one of those who wrote into the Inquiry in support of teacher librarians following a letter from another constituent. I have attached a copy of my letter for your reference but for privacy reasons have blocked out the name. Please rest assured that I am keenly aware of the need for appropriate support for teacher librarians in schools and if elected would be happy to write to the Committee Secretariat on your behalf to urge the release of the report.

Kind regards,

Steve Georganas MP
Federal Member for Hindmarsh

2/670 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg East 5045
Tel: 08 8376 9000 Fax: 08 8376 7888





Chris Cummins, Fisher, Qld

Thank you for your email.
The Gillard Labor Government believes qualified teacher librarians can be an asset in any school.
They assist schools to offer a diversity of reading material, digital resources and learning programs. While the Government provides funding for schools, the day-to-day management of schools and allocation of staff, including teacher librarians, is the responsibility of the government and non-government education authorities in each state and territory.
The Federal Parliament is currently conducting a parliamentary inquiry into the role, adequacy and resourcing of school libraries and teacher librarians. The Gillard Labor Government looks forward to the findings of the inquiry.
As part of the Labor’s $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution program, we have built over 3,000 libraries across the country helping thousands of kids enjoy the wonder of reading.

Regards

Chris Cummins