Wednesday, 22 February 2023
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Katie HALL (Footscray) (19:16): (58) My adjournment matter is directed to the Minister for Education. The action I seek is for the minister to provide an update on the Andrews Labor government’s financial support for Victorian school students and their families. I know from speaking to families in my electorate that cost of living is a significant challenge in my community, and I know that this can be an even bigger challenge for parents with kids in school. Everything from books, uniforms, camps and parental contributions can place an additional financial burden on families already doing it tough. I note the recent media reports that highlighted how this issue is impacting families across Australia. It is vital that students and their families in my electorate and across Victoria get the support they need for education. I look forward to hearing from the minister about what the government is doing in this important area.