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Penny Allman-Payne
Senator for Queensland

Greens say no to Hanson's hateful bill

23 November, 2022 - I rise to speak on the Australian Education Legislation Amendment (Prohibiting the Indoctrination of Children) Bill 2020. I feel like I'm un...

No public money for private schools without full transparency

18 November, 2022 - The Greens spokesperson for schools, Senator Penny Allman-Payne, has written to Education Minister Jason Clare calling on the government to ...

No private school funding transparency? No worries!

10 November, 2022 - The Department of Education has admitted during Estimates that they have no visibility on how public funding to private schools is being spe...

Teacher shortage plan silent on public school funding

3 November, 2022 - The Greens say the government’s Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan will not solve the teacher shortfall crisis unless Labor gets se...

Greens secure Senate inquiry into school refusal

27 October, 2022 - The Senate Education and Employment References Committee will undertake an inquiry into the alarming rise in students that are unable to atte...

Labor’s private school cash splash a Morrison throwback

26 October, 2022 - Labor’s budget has failed the public schools test, committing even more to private schools than the Morrison Government pledged in its March ...

Labor must establish National Energy Transition Authority in Budget

21 October, 2022 - The Greens say coal workers and communities deserve a National Energy Transition Authority in Tuesday’s budget in the wake of Queensland and ...

No benefit for students in cookie-cutter solutions

17 October, 2022 - A new report calling for a bank of centralised lesson plans for teachers is a one-size-fits-all solution that undermines teacher expertise an...

Loy Yang early closure reinforces need for National Energy Transition Authority

29 September, 2022 - AGL’s announcement today that it will be shutting the Loy Yang A power station in the Latrobe Valley nearly a decade earlier than planned a...

Greens call on Labor to back National Energy Transition Authority Bill

27 September, 2022 - The Greens have called on Labor to support its bill to establish a National Energy Transition Authority, which was introduced in the Senate...

Condolence speech for Queen Elizabeth II

23 September, 2022 - I rise to give my condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second, and to extend my sympathies to her family and those who knew her ...

School funding inequity still the elephant in the room

14 September, 2022 - The Greens say an interim report by the Productivity Commission into the National Schools Reform Agreement (NSRA) obscures the fact that pe...