The state government has announced a summit to discuss its 30-year plan for Queensland schools.

It hopes to end disputes in the education sector, about the future.

Saskia Edwards reports.


The Premier’s push for education today was all about a school of thoughts.

Campbell Newman, Qld Premier: “We want to bring people from across Queensland on the 25th of September for a summit to talk about the next 30 years for education.”

It comes after billions of dollars of state education funding was slashed in last week’s federal budget.

Campbell Newman, Qld Premier: “I’m going to fight for Queensland and I’ve talked to the Prime Minister.”

The plan is in response to disagreements between parents, schools, the government, and unions about Queensland education.

John-Paul Langbroek, Education Minister: “We have had our differences in the past, but this is not about short term budget measures, it’s about the future of education.”

But it wasn’t just education on the Premier’s agenda today. He was again asked about the dismissal of the former Assistant Health Minister, Chris Davis.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, Opposition Leader: “Did the Member for Stafford raise with the Premier, either personally or in writing, his concerns about powerful interests peddling their interests, influence in the LNP?”

Campbell Newman, Qld Premier: “No time prior to that date had the former Assistant Minister raised it with the Attorney-General, the Chairman of the relevant committee, myself personally.”

There was also some solemn news in state parliament today.

A state funeral will be held in memory of Formula One champion, Sir Jack Brabham.

Saskia Edwards, QUT News.