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15 March 2012
By Matt Hrkac

Mentioned In Parliament...

Just an update regarding the Richard Marles visit to Geelong High School that I posted about a few weeks ago because of an email that I sent him earlier this year.

Yesterday morning, I was mentioned in parliament by Richard Marles in a speech he gave regarding what he saw during his visit to Geelong High School last month - acknowledging me for the email that I had sent him.

"Geelong High School is Geelong's oldest state secondary school. It is an iconic educational institution in our city, that two years ago celebrated its centenary. What I saw shocked me. The food technology and art rooms in the Winstanley Wing are in a particularly bad way. In these poorly designed spaces I saw power outlets on walls next to sinks and seven stoves in a classroom intended for use by 22 students. The art rooms were in reality decommissioned science rooms that were supposed to be a short-term solution nine years ago. What is needed is a complete rebuild of the area."

Marles' full speech can be viewed and even downloaded at the Australian Parliament Website.
 
This is again another step in getting the dire situation that Geelong High is in rectified, abd the funding that it deserves and is long overdue for.
 
- Matt Hrkac.

About the author:

Matt Hrkac is a writer and photographer based in Geelong. He has particular interests in politics, elections, social movements and the trade union movement.

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