An anonymous emailer has informed CanberraLeaks that prices at the school canteens at some Canberra public-schools have risen to such ridiculous levels, many children can only afford to buy the very basics. Apparently garlic bread is a popular staple.
Minister Andrew Barr this morning addressed the issue via twitter, as did Minister Joy Burch:
@ABarrMLA: @MylesPeterson Canteens run by volunteers. Minister Bourke is working with the p&c on the issue: http://www.actparents.org.au/2012/05/meeting-with-etd-help-for-canteens/
@JoyBurchMLA: @MylesPeterson @reijin64 @ABarrMLA canteens are for schools not for profits. happy to talk with Ed minister
What are rioters experiences? Are you a member of a P & C with views on the issue or a student affected by the pricing? Are you a teacher or education bureaucrat with background knowledge?
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Myles Peterson for CanberraLeaks