School spending needed in record time. The Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has told education ministers and schools representatives to treat the rollout of the economic stimulus package like a national emergency. The Federal Government has begun its briefing on its $42 billion package, which is yet to be approved by the Senate. If it is passed unamended almost $15 billion will be spent on school maintenance and new buildings. ABC News, 6 February 2009. [School Education Headlines]

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