Asylum seeker children prompt massive boost to outback school
Asylum seeker children in Leonora today attended school for the first time in Australia. At least one local parent was unimpressed with the money now being poured into the school:
The kids themselves are innocent.
But the fact that the government is only spending money on this school because [of the asylum seekers] says that the government considers our children, who are born and bred Australians, not good enough.
Country schools should have been provided for from day dot.
According to news reports adding 53 students to the school resulted in "the employment of seven new teachers and the construction of four new classrooms."