I returned to my office after class today to find a beautiful and heartfelt message from the former Minister of Education, Margaret MacDiarmid! She apologized for their inability to bring DEAR to the legislature; ironically, the cabinet shuffle was being announced in the legislature at 11:00 that same day. Minister MacDiarmid also reaffirmed her committment and support for future DEAR endeavours. Apparently, writing the official press release in support of DEAR was her last official act as Minister of Education.
We wish her all the best in her new portfolio and hope to continue our dialogue in the months ahead!
OK, Mr. Abbott, it's time we had a discussion...