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Disabled Girl Left On Her Own On Bus During Seizure

Evelyn Yamine The Daily Telegraph February 08, 2012 12:00AM A YOUNG disabled girl turned blue and almost suffocated during a seizure after she was left to travel unaccompanied on a bus in the latest chapter of the state government’s bungled school transport debacle. An investigation is under way to discover why an escort or carer […]

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Hard School But Someone Has to Pay For This Transport Debacle

Maralyn Parker Wednesday, February 08, 2012 at 06:19pm   What an inglorious start to the school year for NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, and his Director General, Michele Bruniges. This is the first time they have faced the beginning of a school year in their new jobs and it has been disastrous. They have presided […]

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Wall of Silence over NSW School Disabled Travel Farce

Evelyn Yamine The Daily Telegraph February 02, 2012 12:00AM   3 comments EVON Rotondo spent three hours in peak-hour traffic yesterday, battling to get two disabled students to school. The driver with the assisted school travel program then headed home to pick up her own son, 14-year-old Andrew – who is in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy – […]

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Hard Lessons Ahead for Education Minister Adrian Piccoli

Andrew Clennell The Daily Telegraph February 02, 2012 12:00AM 3 comments EDUCATION Minister Adrian Piccoli’s job is on the line after Premier Barry O’Farrell said he could be axed over revelations he failed to act on warnings that the disabled school transport program was in trouble. Asked yesterday if Mr Piccoli would be “in the […]

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Bus Bungle Leaves Disabled Children in Limbo

Evelyn Yamine The Daily Telegraph January 30, 2012 10:02PM 55 comments MORE than 700 disabled and special needs children were left stranded without transport to school yesterday after the government failed to finalise contracts. The inexcusable bus bungle occurred despite the education minister being made aware of the issue a week ago. Premier Barry O’Farrell […]

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