Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3RRR today

sMAG committee members, Carl and Catherine, interviewed today on 3RRR at 11.00 am - Janelle O'Callaghan. http://www.rrr.org.au/
Listen to playback of sMAG interview on 3RRR's Radio on Demand service - Picks up at 2 hours into the show.

sMAG would encourage all in the community to write via email or hard copy to their local Victorian MPs, expressing how important this report is to local communities.  From major cities, to regional Victoria, every voice counts towards encouraging the government to adopt the recommendations outlined in the report.  The addresses of local Vic MPs can be found with a simple search on Google.  A copy to the local community papers, the local opposition MP and local school principals would also assist in garnishing further support.
To assist in this process we have outlined a simple generic example which you may choose to use if you wish:

Dear (insert name) MP,

Following the Victorian Parliamentary's Inquiry into the Extent, Benefits and Potential of Music Education in Victoria, I would like to express my appreciation of the work involved, and the subsequent report and recommendations.  http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/etc/article/1965

It is vital that the recommendations be put into place because in our local area (cite the local engagement with music, or cite the local lack of music education, or cite your personal observations).

I would strongly encourage you to advocate that the recommendations be adopted by the Victorian government to strengthen quality and equity of music education in schools. 

I believe that school music education is valuable because - (your personal belief).

When parliament returns, please ensure that this vitally important report's recommendations be implemented for the benefit of all future generations.

Kind Regards/Yours sincerely,

Your name and position


Please remember to look at Christopher Pyne's Federal Review into education.  Now that The Arts is published, the committee will accept submissions on the matter.  There are several hyperlinks within the review document - please have a quick read of the Terms of Reference, and make a submission before Friday.  Several links in the post below are listed to assist.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sMAGVic
Twitter: @sMAG_Vic

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