The CLP has proposed a new organisational structure posted by DECS on Friday 26th October 2012 that the Managers Position for the CSIRO Education Centre will be no longer be funded and that the CSIRO Education programs used by teachers and kids will not continue. This means there is a likelihood the CSIRO Science Education Centre will be unable to function as it has for the past 23 years and with a possibility it may close. This will also mean there will be no access for Northern Territory students and teachers to National Science Resources and Programs delivered through the CSIRO Science Education Centre in Darwin. There is a CSIRO Education Centre in all states and territories throughout Australia, but if the CLP decides to cut funding then again the kids of the Northern Territory will be disadvantaged if this is allowed to happen. If you think that Science Education is important and would like for the program to continue please sign the petition and let the CLP know that we value and need the programs to continue.
If you wish to comment on this it can also be done on the “feedback” link on the DECS website http://www.det.nt.gov.au/contacts/feedback which will close on the 1st November, also you can provide direct responseto your views to the Minister of Education Ms Lambley MLA at Minister.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support anyway you can and voice your opposition.