Tuesday 20 February 2018

Katherine Donnelly: No minister at the helm, but issues still haven't gone away

Acting Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan won’t be attending teacher conferences this year. Photo: Tom Burke
Acting Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan won’t be attending teacher conferences this year. Photo: Tom Burke
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

It won't only be a minister for education that teacher conferences will be missing this year.

The current political hiatus creates a huge policy vacuum, with no one quite sure that direction some education issues may take, once a government is formed.

That lack of certainty will take the edge off the focus of some debates, because if you don't know what the issues are, it is hard to land a necessary metaphorical punch.

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