For several years, there have been calls to provide more support to students with a disability in schools, and move towards a needs-based funding model.
This may finally be a reality, with the State and Federal Government signing the National School Reform Agreement last week. This agreement will see an additional $490 million injected into Tasmanian schools over the next 10 years to fill the gaps in funding.
Kristen Desmond is the founder of the Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby, and was worked hard for many years to see this kind of funding become a reality. She speaks with Brian Carlton this morning to talk about the fantastic news.