Member for Western Victoria
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Constituency Question: Internet in Regional Schools

GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (12:45:49): My question is to the Minister for Higher Education representing the Minister for Education. Last week I met with Scott Diamond, the principal of Surf Coast Secondary College. Whilst the school is achieving better outcomes for students year on year, learning is often slow due to poor internet speeds and limits. Due to poor resourcing the school is only able to provide each student with 150 megabytes a month. This is an unfortunate issue affecting most regional secondary schools. My question is: as most student learning now takes place online, can the minister provide any insight as to whether or not the Andrews government intends on providing schools in Western Victoria Region with additional funding to purchase new internet programs that offer greater internet speeds and limits?


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