You have to wonder if Karin Macdonald isn’t a little glad she missed out on the Ministry this time around.
The Canberra Times reports that Andrew Barr has been sent out as the messenger for the news that pre-schools are going to have to close.
the Government is considering closing preschools, as new figures reveal eight are critically under-enrolled.
At risk are Causeway Preschool, which has just five students this year; Curtin South Preschool, which has nine; Reid Preschool which has 11; Campbell Preschool 13; Macarthur Preschool 16; Hackett Preschool with 16 students; and Cook Preschool which has 16.
It beggars belief that all 8 became under-enrolled in the last few months. So even though under-erolment is a fine reason to close a pre-school the public has to wonder if this is another panic reaction from a Government that’s blown our dough at the races.
A sensible government might have closed schools as they became under-enrolled even though the sun was shining. But that would have been good management.
It’s a shame the newest Minister is having to catch the bullets for this.