UPDATE: EDUCATIONAL CUTS TO RURAL WA

Update as at 12 January:  The Association welcomes the State Government’s decision to reverse a number of the proposed education cuts which include:

  • Schools of the Air which will remain open in regional Western Australia
  • Funding for the Gifted and Talented Program in schools which will be maintained
  • Intake into the Level 3 classroom teacher program which will not be put on hold
  • Accommodation at Northam Residential College which will remain open

A decision will be made as to whether the planned Protest by CWA of WA (see details below) will go ahead, once further information become available.  Please continue to browse this website or Facebook for updates through January. Remaining concerns include:

  • Closure of six department camp sites
  • Closure of residential accommodation in Moora
  • Cessation of funding for Landsdale Farm School
  • Reduced funding of 5 Agriculture colleges and 1 Farm School

If you are wishing to support our Association regarding the recently announced cuts to rural WA education services, join the Country Women’s Association of WA (Inc) at a peaceful rally at Parliament House.  Details are as follows:

Where:  Lawn area, eastern side of Parliament House next to the front entrance.  (See map at end of page)

Time:  1.00pm

Date:  Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Bring: Placards, posters and a bottle of drinking water.

What NOT to bring:  Due to Parliamentary House Guidelines, food and drink is NOT permitted in the grounds and so therefore we cannot bring tea or scones.  We are also not permitted to provide chairs or tables.

What to wear:  It will be hot, so wear a hat, put on sunscreen and make sure you wear sensible soft low heeled shoes that you can stand in for an hour or so.  Ensure you are well hydrated before arriving at the grounds.

Conduct/Behaviour:  Our Association is well respected in the community and within Government circles.  We want to maintain decorum and be courteous and respectful whilst at the same time being strong in our protest. Remember that your conduct reflects on the Association.  Please do not remove or damage any property or foliage; do not litter; do not affix any placard, sign or document to trees, buildings or fences; do not throw any object; no items or merchandise can be distributed or sold; driving and parking within the grounds must be strictly in accordance with the Traffic Act and Parliament House signage and no animals are allowed.

On-site Supervisors:  Mrs Heather Allen (State President), Mrs Pam Beatson (State Treasurer) and Mrs Gaynor Mitchell (General Secretary).

Useful links and important information:

For a copy of the media statement, please click the following link:  CWA Protests Education Cuts

Facebook Hashtag:   #ruralstudentsmatter   

For a copy of the Parliament House Protest Rally Guidelines, please click the following link:  Protest Rally Parliament House Guidelines

For a copy of the Parliament House Site Map, click the following link:  Parliament House Site Map