Keynote address to the National Conference on Regional, Rural and Remote Education, Barossa Valley. 13 October 2022

Authors

  • Fiona Nash Regional Education Commissioner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v32i3.355

Keywords:

rural, regional, remote, education, commissioner

Abstract

Fiona Nash, Regional Education Commissioner, provided a keynote and officially opened the National Conference for Regional, Rural and Remote Education, held in the Barossa Valley, October 12-14, 2022. Her keynote discusses the challenges and opportunities for education in rural, regional and remote communities across Australia.

Author Biography

Fiona Nash, Regional Education Commissioner

Australia’s first Regional Education Commissioner is the Hon Fiona Nash.

Ms Nash has a deep love for regional Australia and an enduring interest in regional education, with strong links to the education sector. She is a champion for regional, rural and remote education, working with stakeholders and governments across sectors so all Australians can access a high-quality education, regardless of where they live.

Participation, attainment and completion in all levels of education can be more difficult the further you travel from major cities. As Commissioner, Ms Nash aims to bridge this gap and address the disparity in education outcomes.

Her broad remit to improve regional education from early childhood education to tertiary education means she can provide a national focus and direction for regional education.

Ms Nash has previously represented New South Wales in the Senate from 2004 to 2017, holding several ministerial roles including Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Regional Communications and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Education.   

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Published

18-11-2022

How to Cite

Nash, F. (2022). Keynote address to the National Conference on Regional, Rural and Remote Education, Barossa Valley. 13 October 2022. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 32(3), 106–111. https://doi.org/10.47381/aijre.v32i3.355

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Section

Rural Connections: Celebrating Schools and Communities