Open Letter Signatories

On 29 November 2013, over 75 organisations and individuals signed an open letter to the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP. 

The signatories called on him to support the ‘Gonski’ funding model and sector neutral, needs based funding for Australian schools.

The signatories were:

  • Ken Boston, AO
  • Kathryn Greiner, AO
  • Carmen Lawrence
  • Jane Caro – Author
  • Stephen O’Doherty, CEO Christian Schools Australia
  • Sheree Vertigan, President Australian Secondary Principals Association
  • Gabrielle Leigh, President Australian Government Primary Principals Association
  • Dr Lisa O’Brien, CEO The Smith Family
  • Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO Australian Council of Social Service
  • Anne Hollonds, CEO Benevolent Society
  • Lin Hatfield Dodds, National Director Uniting Care Australia
  • Teya Dusseldorp, Executive Director Dusseldorp Skills Forum
  • Mandy Burns, CEO Ardoch Foundation
  • Tony Nicholson, Executive Director Brotherhood of St Lawrence
  • Dr John Falzon, St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Kasy Chambers, Executive Director Anglicare Australia
  • Verity Firth, CEO Public Education Foundation
  • Scott Harris, CEO Beacon Foundation
  • Jayne Meyer Tucker, CEO Good Beginnings Australia
  • Ricky Campbell-Allen, Director Centre for New Public Education
  • Michael Traill AM, CEO Social Ventures Australia
  • Tim Cox, AO
  • Bryony Cox
  • Ellen Koshland, Education Philanthropist
  • John Bell, Bell Shakespeare
  • Clementine Ford, Writer & Columnist
  • Wendy Harmer, Comedian
  • Miriam Margolyes, Actor
  • Maralyn Parker, Author and education blogger
  • Corinne Grant, Comedian
  • Joe Hildebrand, Journalist & Host of Studio 10
  • Ray Lawrence, Film Director
  • Hannie Rayson, Playwright
  • Eva Cox
  • Simon Smart, Director, Centre for Public Christianity
  • Peter Garrigan, President Australian Council of State School Organisations
  • Felicity Moore, mum of three from Brisbane – on behalf of The Parenthood.
  • Angelo Gavrielatos, Federal President, AEU
  • Chris Sarra, Executive Chairman, Stronger Smarter Institute
  • Jenice Zerna, President S A Association of School Parents Clubs (SAASPC)
  • Viv Pearce, President, ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations
  • Lyall Wilkinson, President P&C Federation of NSW
  • Lila Milarczyk, President NSW Secondary Principals Council
  • Geoff Scott, President NSW Primary Principals Association
  • Cheryl McBride OAM, Chairperson, Public Schools Principals Forum
  • Kylie Catto, President WA Council of State School Organisations Inc. (WACSSO)
  • Ingrid Ohlsson, Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Ian McGill
  • Gemma Ackroyd, Principal, Lane Cove Primary School
  • Chris Bonnor AM
  • Paul Brock AM
  • Craig Campbell
  • Christine Cawsey AM, Principal, Rooty Hill High School
  • Warwick Chipman
  • Margaret Clark
  • Lyndsay Connors AM
  • Mark Diamond, Instructional Leader NSW Schools
  • Jillian Dellit
  • Jim Dellit
  • Ken Dixon
  • Denis Fitzgerald
  • Jim Harkin
  • Peter Hourigan
  • Joanne Jarvis, Principal, Engadine High School
  • Judy King
  • Jim McMorrow
  • Andrew Newman, Principal, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College
  • Mary O’Sullivan
  • Helen Proctor
  • Chris Ryan
  • Bernie Shepherd
  • Chris Taggart
  • Margaret Vickers
  • Jozefa Sobski
  • Kevin Bates, President, QTU
  • Anne Gisborne, President, SSTUWA
  • Correna Haythorpe, President, AEU SA
  • Maurie Mulheron, President, NSWTF
  • Meredith Peace, President, AEU Vic
  • Terry Polglase, President, AEU Tas
  • Lana Read, President, AEU ACT
  • Matthew Creditch, President, AEU NT

New online signatories to the Open Letter to Mr Pyne:

*more than 800 as at 21 March 2014.

Tanya Taggart
Natalie Walker
Johanne Rondeau-Wall
Paul Maynard
Assoc Prof Linda Graham
Noel Probert
Anne Shaw
Trissa
Penelope Davie
Josh Aitken
GaeLMcCalman
Clancy Benson
Timothy Strong
Elizabeth Raymond
Penelope Russon
Luke Power
Erez Pelach
Sophia McGrane
Lorraine Hyde
James Gordon
jana hitchens-morley
Jan Pearse
George Plumb
Sally Robinson
Danne Levy
Michael McVeigh
Julie Evans
John Carter
danny jackson
Lorraine Rivett
Leigh Hillman OAM
Margot Cunich
Denyse Gibbs
Michael Mc Brien
Jacinta Arnold
Susan Rochester
Katherine Utry
Dorothy Allison
Rebecca Vogel
Marian Rakosi
Michael Sutton
Jane canaway
Gary Joannides
Nick Tame
Melissa Crotty
dick faber
andrew.nordstrom
David Eedle
Janet Broadstock
Andrew Robson
Lee Martin
Judythe Riley
Michele Stephens
Peter Earley
Phillip Smith
Sarah Crimston
Taryn Champion
Richard McCarthy
Sue Deamer
Nicole O’Brien
Verity Firth
Susan Teel
Anne Powles
Kylie Smith
Phil Walcott
Gem Riegels-Morgan
Darren Ball
Elaine de Saxe
paddy wenborn
Steve Clark
Edyta Torpy
Renee Shaw
Zora Vakeska
Emma Deamer
Hilary Kennedy
Mark McHugh
Cathy Priestley
Robyn Hopkins
Linda van Dulst
Robert Richardson
Anthony Foy
Margaret Burbidge
Lee Boldeman
Kathryn Deacon
John Holman
Noel Ryan
Renee West
Rebecca Sinclair
Edwina Kay
Debra Atkinson
Brendan FitzPatrick
Dorothy Mullins
Guiselle Collado
Roz Lambert
Simone castle
Matthew Atkinson
Calum Lindsay-Field
Viviane Besy
Vincent Blackburn
Emma grieve
Emma Goodwin
Georgie Swan
Jacqueline Magee
Alan Wright
Paul Burns
Grant Hooper
Stephen FitzGerald
Matt Trotter
Kathryn Heyman
Bonnie McCrossan
Karen Mossman
Hazel Flynn
Vicki Froomes
Chris Weir
Margaret WEIR
Tom Weir
Helen FitzGerald
Rachael Sowden
Val Borthwick
John Richardson
Barbara Preston
Lia Sharma
Stephen Turner
Anna-Lise Wallis
Erika Jeremy
Jess Aan
Anne Marks
Alan Reid
Sarah Turner
Katrina McDonnell
Mark Paskal
Nikki Gemmill
Don Howden
Tracey Kemp
Judith Ridge
Ruth
Jane Trevor
Victoria Papaioannou
Kate Constable
Anna Mantzoros
Brenton White
Warren Johnson
Caitlin Gardner
Adam Wright
Ron Miles
Molly Johnson
Stefan Kamasz
janine symons
Beth Hansen
Christine Campbell
Isabella Roxburgh
Angela Conry
Naomi Parry
Vicki Machin
Mandy Norbury
Des Griffin
Chris Williams
Margaret Foley
rebecca kelly
Deborah Gordon
Sally Farrell
Fiona Hegi-Johnson
Sandra Noble
janetthomas
Alison Fowler
Barry Tucker
Caroline Collins
Peter Daughtry
Tim Sanderson
Emma Donaldson
Matthew Robinson
Jack Fray
T Kristof
John Homan
Trish Harrington
Robert Villella
ALed Cunnah
Arno Schaaf
Charlie Hunnisett
Kathie Mayer
Rickie Tamburro
Enda Burns
Kathleen Lindsay-Field
Margaret Richmond
Penelope Jones
Deborah Campbell
Emma O’Neill
David Nash
Michael Poole
Bronwyn Williams
Alyssa Chalhoub
Kate Lamb
Alan Matheson AM
Laird Abernethy
Kate Copping
Ross Toogood
Brenda Ransome
Vivien Heal
Dennis Ryle
Rod Lloyd
Catherine Stevenson
Vicki Dodd
Ayesha Dellit
Deb Shipton
John Irving
Tamira Stevensen
Fiona Boyd
Linda Ely
Chris Steel
Melissa Tebbit
Avis Jeffares
Jo Tilly
Julia Lovegrove
Nicole Brodie
Leanne Bailey
Jayne
Nicole Brett
Maree Koen
Kathleen Price
Bill Kelly
Janna Hayes
Chris Stephens
Pam Herdman
Jo-Anne Schofield
Alison Mitchell
Hayley Bester
S. Bowman
Megan Lloyd
Michelle Norton
Michelle Sowey
Ian Cox
David Urbinder
Stephen Breen
Sue Holden
Denise  Allen
Deanne Morris
Julie Humphris
Sally McManus
Carolynne Roetman
Nareen Young
Adam Bevan
Tomas Pym
Helen Timms
Joshua Cimera
Amani Bell
Trevor Riches
Lisa Banyard
JAYNE HAMMOND
Lee Mullaly
Justine Clark
Sarah Furtner
Alison Musk
Femke Matthews
David Boyd
Simon Morgan
Megan Stuart
Mercurius Goldstein
Jaimee bell
Mark Fowler
Leah Bennetts
Diana Lyons
Lisa McIntyre
Cr Peter Foster
Bronwen Thompson
gabi wynhausen
ALLAN JONES
Margaret Bourke
vlakna poliestera
Fiona
Natalie Sharp
Maureen Walton
Dr. Roger E. Lamb
Wlad Lopatinsky
Miriam Mulcahy
Victoria Martin
Trish Doyle
Danit Spiers
Fran Weston
James Magor
Kaye Tanttu
 Shaughan Abbott
Jennifer Smart
Kelly Cheung
Jennifer Smart
Sharon Wellard
Kieran Fitzpatrick
Barbara Reynolds
casey wright
Sharon McGuinness
Stacey Kazakis
Louise-Ann
Karen Hodge
Glenn Buffolin
Anna Bullivant
Susan Marshall
C J Grant
Eli Todorovski
Lou Wood
Anne Sowey
mathew cambey
Charlotte Wood
Carmel Nunan
Bernadette wood
Christine Robinson
Alix Johnson
Mark Abouslaibi
Kathryn Bellach
Sara Irvine
J M Melville
Nicole Calnan
Damien McGrath
Abigail Boyd
Susan Davis
John Mair
Cate Clunne
Cate Clunne
Paul Somerville
Shirley Coast
Josie Yarham
Jenny Shaw
Tim O’Riordan
Beverly Bransdon
Lorraine Pring
Carly-Jane Boreland
Lindsay Lamb
Clare Amelia Boyd
CHERYL
Carlos Frias
Wendy Banfield
Joseph Sabolcec
Marie Wagner
Anna Playford
heather brown
Kathryn Hamilton
Scott Alterator
Scott Alterator
Anthony Bowes
Deb Chapman
Mary Cahill
Clare fountain
Tennille
Sue Tambree
Michael Jardine
Michelle Holland
Georgina Christodoulou
Lonni Aylett
Philip Moore
Vicki Green
Murray McLachlan
Caley McPherson
Lyn Knorr
Natalie Hudson
Dannielle Gibson
Jodie
Clare Arthurs
Maureen van Rossum du Chattel
Philip.armour
Sandra Silcot
Jill Dalton
Vesna
Jo Wheaton
Rachel Quillinan
Kerryn Ward
Kate Stevenson
Jodi Murdoch
Frank H Muenchow
Rachel Olsen
Jenni Devereaux
Megan Smith
Tammie Meehan
Marcus Knill
Jennifer Mansfield
Cindy Sullivan
Holly Cronk
Isabelle Silbery
Melinda Corry
Wendy Banfield
Michael FitzGerald
Rev’d Peter Weeks
Charlie Spencer
Lorraine O’Brien
Linda Morgan
Lorraine O’BRIEN
Anne Ryan
Bhisma Gauchan
gloria pettit
Brett
Pauline Kalaitzis
Thomas
Kathryn Turner
Claudia Vera
Kim Watson
Manuela Epstein
Chris Curnow
Fiona Kidd
Merridy Eastman
Emma stiles
Barbara Champion
Cameron Anderson
Roxanne Thompson
Kristel Belbin
Michael Champion
Elizabeth Conroy
GloriaCoverdale
Mark Dastoli
Robyn Tinker
Nick Jenkins
Ben fink
Peter Spicer-Wensley
Eve Wilson
Megan Varlow
Nicolaas Williams
Paul Mitry
Jenny reed
Kim Stenton
John Goh
Amelia Mitry
Bonnie Vicary
Anne van der Graaf
Lou Guy
Leigh Turner
Belinda Jordaan
Nicole Green
Samantha Akkerman
Louise Maybury
Dr Alicia Teska
Helen Pampling
Linnet Good
Kinga Fogelsinger
Michelle Muscat
Nicola Fanning
John Walsh
Ciara Fanning-Walsh
Nanette Johnston
Claire Gregory
Sandra Gully
Janis Thiel
Malcolm Good
Alan Brown
Fay Nilsen
KEN PREECE
Joanne Preece
Stephanie Micallef
Stephen Breen
Duncan Grant
Emma
Helen Jill Murphy
Skye Myers
Paul Hedgcock
Lisa Stuart
Bob Harvey
Sandra Smith
Roseanne Byrne
Anne Fletcher
Anthony Lamers
Sally Brown
Kathryn Thiel-Sirett
Anne Kricker
kerrie brown
Ian Ferguson
Jeannette James
Irene Buckler
Audrey Nay
kerri lawson
Gary Jones
Susan Suhood
Janette Eade
Rachelle Walsh
Jenny Ashby
Kathryn.holmes@newcastle.edu.au
Michelle Hostrup
Rebecca Rushbrook
Jan Biber
Linda Ratcliffe
Miranda Korzy
Jessica Douglas
Ian Green
K Mackenzie
Alexandra Roberts
Joanne Jarvis
Steve Clarke
Elizabeth Shade
Patricia Rose
Brenda Parkes
Ray O’Farrell
Rosemary Dabinett
Laura Diete
Kelly Holmes
Monica Kim
Bryn Jones
Mandy Wells
Claire Fletche
Pam Wotherspoon
Con Psalios
Lyn and Brian Bagnall
Tim Jones
Dr Catherine Collier
Terri-ann White
Francesca Agosti
Sharon Cooper
Andrea McBrien
Libby Crothers
captain51
Laurie KIDD
Amanda Styles
Peter Daughtry
Michael Skutenko
Phillipa McGuinness
Anne Damon
Patricia Angel
Sara White
Robert Emery
David Lang
Anne L Cameron
Vicki Steer
Katya Petetskaya
Anna Whitfeld
David Martin
Alyce Holland
Y Carter
Tracey Miller
Karyn Kidd
George Sirett
Jan Andrew
Leila Marchingo
Helen Canny
Maureen duffy
Dr Rachel Buchanan
Alison Supple
Kate Smith
Allan Ernest Tucker
Lisa Waygood
Sue Brown
Jane Gillespie
Len Marks
Ann Rymill
Judy Jacobs
John Littleton
Justine Stewart
Bea Conley
Jennifer McFall
Cherry Van Ryt
Carmen
Pam Wotherspoon
Elsa Galbally
Maria Stathis
David Whitcombe
Geoff Stoddart
Ursula Theinert
David Williams
Bea Pierce
Pat Rayner
Janet Scott
Trish Barron
geoff wotherspoon
Linda Cairnes
Marion Davis-Low
Megan Clement-Couzner
Frank Birchall
Kay Jones
Elizabeth vanstaveren
Barbara Lowe
Dr Dianne Jackson
Helen Patterson
Sue Bentley
Bonnie Guillan
Kate Woolard
Fiona Cochrane
Azadeh Etminan
Manfred Vijars
raymond hawkes
Allyson Bartley
Kylie Jackson
Lauren Herbert
Ann Caro
Megan Townes
Corinne Campbell
Jill SMITHURSY
Chelsea Candy
Amanda Mackenzie
Carla McCallum
Rowena Macdonald
Lorraine White
Lorraine White
Daniela Lawlor
Maureen Johnson
Sylvia McKenzie
Tom Fitzgerald
Jo simpson
Janice Farrell
Alison Dexter
Jackson Langhorne
Jon gray
Rani Lewis-Jones
hamish simpson
Michelle Whatmough
Linda
Jacquilene Bush
Lorraine Oliver
Gillian Flowers
Brett Danvers
Jacqui Robertson
Deborah Dymond
Dr Janet Elliott
Graeme Fraser
Pru Thomas
Michelle Gleeson
Rachel Gaukroger
Martin
Patricia Kenny
Tony Loughland
Michele freeman
ROBERT THOMAS
LeeAnn
Tristan StClare
madonna
Cherin Jacobsen
Carol Kee
Damian Wanstall
Dane Ropa
Michael Sciffer
Stephen cartwright
Leonard Smith
Petrea King
Paul Gregory
Gisela Williamson
Peta Samuels
Kenneth W. Williamson
David Dabinett
Paul Locke
Virginia Kaufman Hall
Keryl Hennah
Felicia melillo
Anne Franklin
pia
Kristy Hilton
Jennifer Menzies
Catherine Dobbe
Kerrie Pook
Janneke Thurlow
Janneke Thurlow
Ambere Heffernan
Glenn Fowler
Jane chapman
Nick de Wilde
Jocelyn Hungerford
Emily Racchi
Ned Manning
Stephen Gadd
Anya Johnson
Madeleine Hetherton
Janice Millard
Jo Grimmond
Wilma Davidson
Vanessa Emerson
Rebecca Crawford
Margaret Warner
P.& M. Foss
Stephen McKay
Leeanda Smith
Angela Catallo
Tim Harrington
Mark Callan
Kristi Green
Darren Stops
Kellie Larsen
Ali Hall
Dannielle Nagle
gralston
Frances Leacy
Gemma Ackroyd
Kellie Black
Kate Marshall
Sharron Talbot
Anne-Marie Markos
Angela Janmaat
Anna Le Fevre
Lyn McCullagh
Daphne baker
Eva Elbourne
Janetta Gilbert
Rosemary Grahame
Rowena Sebastian
Steph Croft- Acting President Northern Sydney Council of Parents & Citizen Associations
Peggy Cameron
albert daniels
kellie odonnell
John Amphlett
Susie Brown
Tessa Roberts
John Fox
Andrew Irwin
Andrew Irwin
Robyn Chapman
Dieter Tracey
Cherie Marks
Bryan Simm
Anastasia
Bill McGann
grahame  dobinson
Rhonda Ooi
Melissa Nicholls
Peter& Annette Dezarnaulds
Peter Dezarnaulds
Jackie Beckmann
Juliette Halliday
Cathy Merchant
Helena Radosevic
Daniel Cohen
Shona Simpson
Mary Bluett
Natalie Ciavarella
Deborah Ellul
Ana Tuckerman
Laurie Dicker
Eva Gold
Sandra Marczenko
Tim Peters
Kylie Williams
Liz Adams
Penelope Colman
Elise Jenkins
Paola Ferretti
Olga
Catherine Cresswell
Sarah Beckwith
Ian Dallas
Alex Bellis
Meyrick Gilchrist
Barbara Vee
Joy Richardson
Pauline Curby
Helen Brauns
Mary O’Dea
Emilia Welsh
Katie
ANN BEATTY
Nathalie Ebbatson
Catherine Smyth
Kaley McGough
Noel West
Floyd Kermode
Kerrie Pimm
robin amm
Jennifer Keene
Irina
JUDITH JONES B Ed.
Dorothy Allison
Brian Gibson
Marissa Fitzsimons
Frances Gaspar
Beverley Noonan
Chris Murray
Alison Welch
Prue Gill
Margaret Foley
Tracy McLaughlin
R.Simpson
Dianne Giblin
Valerie Evans
A R McLoughlin
Jacqueline D’warte
Karen Knowles
Lyn Thompson
Assoc Prof Tonia Gray
Vivienne Pearce
James O’Kelly
Elise Fowler
Amanda Bichard
Robyn Hills
Katherine Wilson
Fiona Kidd
Davi Henry
Judith Walker
Evan Walker
Bruce Adams
Mary Hoban
Helen Proctor
Janice Millard
Meredith Peace
Michael Henry
John Howie
Judith King
Seri Renkin
Jim Dellit
Paul Gilmore
Natalie Mansour
Patti Kearns
Peter Rouse
Melinda Andersen
Margaret Mackenzie
Krystal Fountis
Joanne Edwards
Anita Ovenden
Craig Campbell
Lauretta Claus
Kyriacos Georgiou
Janis Thiel
Janine Debenham
Brigid McCaughey
Barbara Ladd
Amanda Mackenzie
Anne Marie Marek
Margaret McArdle
Katrina Gemisi
Vicki McIntosh
Narmen Nemra
Luke Hutchins
Maureen Davis-Catterall
Bruce Charles Hartnett
Bruce Henry
Kellee Nolan
Clifford Ralph
Susan Turner
Claire Miller
Carmel O’Loughlin
Denis Meares
Geoff Shipton
Joy Robson
Virginia Szaraz
Bianca Marlin
Robert Marriage
Michael Ivanac
Craig Petersen
Elizabeth Bateman
Deanne Ion
Theresa Duncombe
Stuart Trist
Christina Henry
Nava Henry
Gerry Mulhearn
Lila Mularczyk
Toni Cocchiaro
Robert Walter Johnson
Gillian Craven
Anne Gisborne
Bridget O’Neill
Bronwen Thompson
Alf McMillan
Danuta Newman
Mandy Wells
Jo Matthews
Brian Gibson
John Marshall
Rebecca Moore

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