All children, not just an exclusive few, deserve the best our education funding can offer them.

No matter where our kids live – in Moreton, in Mareeba or in Mooloolaba – equality of education is fundamental to a fair and fruitful future for Australia.

My parents were teachers their whole careers. My Dad became a teacher aged 19, gave his heart and mind to state schooling, was principal in regional Queensland – Boonah State High – for 13 years and retired as a principal at Bremer State High.

I admire him so much for his unwavering care, his dedication to the kids and his passion for pushing for equality in education.

My Dad and I not only give a Gonski, but are both concerned about the culture of corporatisation that Newman wishes to permeate through our schooling system.

Our kids aren’t just another widget. They’re not a commodity. They should not be treated like one.

Here’s what my Dad had to say in last week’s Courier-Mail:

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Campbell Newman must start consulting with stakeholders before deciding our schools are a ‘business’ like another other business.

Here’s what my Dad had to say on Gonski back in September:

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Campbell Newman must sign the Gonski reform policy at the Council of Australian Government’s meeting tomorrow to ensure all Queensland kids benefit from funding equity.

You’ve still got time to encourage him to do so – visit to email your Premier.

I will continue to stand with my Dad on matters of education.

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