Question: Building Better Schools Program Communication to Regional Schools

Mr GARDNER (Morialta) (14:44): In relation to the minister's answer about the support for regional schools, which the opposition supports, can the minister explain why the communication strategy for informing the schools about these announcements was made by paired city Labor MPs to regional schools in their paired electorates prior to the public announcement of the funding?

The SPEAKER: Mon dieu! I require an answer to this, minister.

The Hon. S.E. CLOSE (Port Adelaide—Minister for Education and Child Development, Minister for Higher Education and Skills) (14:45): Mr Speaker, I think as soon as people are informed of good news they like to share it.