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Federal Coalition welcomes Victorian Government funding for Insight Education Centre



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Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training

Senator Mitch Fifield

Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

5th May 2011

FEDERAL COALITION WELCOMES VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR INSIGHT EDUCATION CENTRE

Christopher Pyne, Shadow Minister for Education, and Senator Mitch Fifield, Shadow Minister Disabilities, have today

welcomed the Victorian Coalition Government's funding of the Insight Education Centre for the Blind and Vision

Impaired.

Premier Ted Baillieu has delivered on the Victorian Coalition's election commitment to provide $2.14 million in funding to

Centre, which provides education to blind and vision impaired students in Melbourne.

The Insight Education Centre was established to help meet the additional educational needs of young blind people and

to improve their learning outcomes.

The Victorian Coalition, and particularly Premier Ted Baillieu and Education Minister Martin Dixon, should be

congratulated for fulfilling their commitment to this important cause.

Funding the Insight Education Centre will allow many Victorian students who are blind or vision impaired to access an

education that will help them reach their full potential.

By committing this funding, the Baillieu Government has demonstrated its commitment to improving the educational

outcomes of students with disability and providing parents with a real choice when it comes to selecting a school for

their child.

Mr Pyne and Senator Fifield also recognised the unwavering support of colleague Greg Hunt MP, who has been an

advocate of the Centre for many years.

The Federal Coalition committed to $2.2 million of funding for the Insight Education Centre during the 2010 federal

election.

For more information about the Insight Education Centre for Blind and Vision Impaired students, visit

www.insightvision.com.au

MEDIA CONTACTS

Mr Pyne: Adam Howard 0404 414 833

Senator Fifield: Lydia Bevege 0409 792 081