The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand welcomes the Federal Opposition’s commitment to new investment and teaching in science and technology outlined by the opposition leader in his budget reply speech on 14 May 2015. In his speech, Mr Shorten committed a future Labor Government to creating a $500 million Smart Investment Fund. This would boost existing science teacher skills and provide 25,000 teaching scholarships over five years to science and technology graduates. He also made a commitment to write off the HECS debt of 100,000 science, technology, engineering and maths graduates.
EIANZ Vice-President, Australia, Tiffany Thomson says “This investment would provide improved learning pathways and financial support to Australia’s future environmental practitioners, leaders and educators”.
For more information, contact Nicole Brown - EIANZ Acting Central Office Manager.