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Action Taken on Boston Report Recommendations

NSW Education Department Media release 10 February 2012 The Director-General, Department of Education and Communities, Dr. Michele Bruniges, today appointed a former Deputy Director-General of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Mr. Chris Raper, to drive the administrative and management recommendations of the Boston report into the Assisted School Travel Program. “Mr Raper has […]

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Boston Report Recommendations Accepted

NSW Education Department Media release 10 February 2012   NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell said today the NSW Government would accept all the recommendations of the Boston report into the Assisted School Travel Program. Dr Ken Boston handed his report to the Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet this morning and has briefed […]

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Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP) Update

NSW Education Department Media release 5th  February 2012   NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli said today that the Department of Education has worked over the weekend to put in place travel arrangements for students who were affected by last week’s disruptions to the Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP). “The disruption to students with disability […]

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These problems were totally UNEXPECTED

Help for families affected by student transport program disruption 5 February 2012 NSW Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced an Emergency Parent Hotline for families who may be affected by disruptions to the Department of Education and Communities’ Assisted Student Travel Program [ASTP]. If a travel provider does not arrive to collect a student […]

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Assisted School Travel Program Transports More Students

NSW Education Department Media release 2nd  February 2012 The number of students being moved between home and school under the Assisted School Travel Program continues to increase, Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced today. “From the 220 students waiting to be provided with transport yesterday, the number has now been cut to around 160,” Mr Piccoli […]

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Assisted School Travel Program – Update

NSW Education Department Media release 1st  February 2012 Increased pay rates for some drivers under the Assisted School Travel Program have significantly reduced the number of students affected by disruption to the program, Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced today.” “To address contract issues between drivers and the Department of Education and Communities, the NSW Government […]

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Assisted School Travel Program

NSW Education Department Media release 31st  January 2012 Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced that contract issues between the Department of Education and Communities and transport providers that have disrupted the Assisted School Travel Program are being resolved. “The disturbance and distress caused to many students with disability covered by the program and their […]

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Government Announces School Travel Inquiry

Education Department News Site 31 January 2012 NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced former director-general of education Dr Ken Boston AO will head an inquiry into the Assisted School Travel Program. The move follows last-minute disruptions to the program, which helps students with a disability access school transport. Unexpected problems with new contractual arrangements have […]

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