Helping the Next Generation of Scientists - Media Release


A Shorten Labor Government will commit almost $50,000 to local projects in schools in North Canberra, helping students learn and play.

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better schools, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $16,000 towards science equipment at Melba Copland Secondary School, so students can learn to assemble and program droids. 

The seat of Fenner is named after legendary Australian scientist Frank Fenner, and Andrew Leigh hosts an annual Fenner Lecture to raise the understanding of science among young Canberrans. 

As automation in the workplace continues, it’s increasingly important that our children learn how to design the technology that will shape our future workforce. This investment will give Canberra students the resources they need to get the jobs of tomorrow.

Labor will also commit $30,000 towards new shading for a new playground at Amaroo School, maximising the use of the new playground featuring a yarning circle and rope climbing area for special needs children.

These investments in quality education are what Labor prioritises.

Schools across Fenner will be nearly $17.2 million better off under Labor. We will invest an extra $14 billion into Australia’s public schools to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

At the election there is a clear choice for voters – Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ $14 billion in cuts.

End the chaos.  Vote for change.  Vote for Labor.


Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra.

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