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Penny Allman-Payne
Senator for Queensland

Greens to introduce Bill to remove 20% cap on federal public schools funding

24 February, 2023 - The Greens will introduce a Bill to remove the arbitrary 20% cap on Commonwealth funding for public schools’ Schooling Resource Standard. ...

National Reconstruction Fund could become slush fund for coal and gas, Estimates confirms

18 February, 2023 - Questions in Senate Estimates asked by Australian Greens Industry spokesperson Senator Penny Allman-Payne revealed that the Government could...

Gonski’s a goner

7 February, 2023 - The Greens say new data from the Productivity Commission shows that Australian governments have abandoned the Gonski reforms, with funding gr...

Withdraw government funding from Opus Dei-linked schools

31 January, 2023 - The Greens have called on the Australian and NSW governments to withdraw funding from four elite Sydney schools linked with the extremist sec...

Underfunding to blame for inequality crisis in schools

20 January, 2023 - The Greens say the findings in today’s Productivity Commission report into the National School Reform Agreement (NSRA) are irrefutable eviden...

Labor’s Christmas gift for underfunded public schools: a kick in the teeth

18 December, 2022 - The Greens will explore options to remove the legislated 20% cap on the Commonwealth’s contribution to public school funding, after Labor an...

Unprepared teachers no solution to shortage crisis

7 December, 2022 - The Greens say the Federal Government’s plan to fast-track interns into classrooms would further entrench education inequality while doing ve...

School disruption inquiry puts target on teachers’ and students’ backs

28 November, 2022 - The Greens say a Senate inquiry into school disruption, initiated by the Liberals and backed by Labor, risks being used as a platform t...

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...