Make a stand against school closures: Palaszczuk

STATE Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has rallied Toowoomba residents to make a stand against the closure of three of the region's school.

Ms Palaszczuk spoke to media in front of Toowoomba South State School this morning after spending last night in the city.

We need to keep these school gates open

The James St school is earmarked for closure, along with Charlton State School and Wyreema State School.

She said she had a good opportunity to speak with parents of Wyreema State School students at last night's community meeting.

Opposition Leader Annastascia Palaszczuk went to Toowoomba South State School to urge to community to rally against State Government plans to close three schools in the region.
Opposition Leader Annastascia Palaszczuk went to Toowoomba South State School to urge to community to rally against State Government plans to close three schools in the region.

"They told me the value of the school," Ms Palaszczuk said.

"Why has the Newman Government earmarked these schools for closure?"

"We need all the voices of the Toowoomba region together to support these schools.

"We need to fight the good fight.

"We need to keep these school gates open."

She questioned whether or not Member for Toowoomba South John McVeigh had made a case for the schools when in cabinet meetings.

"I would ask John McVeigh, a cabinet minister, why he did not fight these closures around the cabinet table?

"Did he just sit there in silence and let this happen?"

She said she would raise the issue in Parliament next week.

"The Education Minister has a lot of explaining to do."


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