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Book on heroic Josephite sparks controversy

The Queensland Government's proposed education reform package, which would extend the number of years of schooling, has come under fire from representatives of the Catholic and non-government education sector.

The Catholic Leader reports that the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) is upset because it was not consulted about the package before it was announced on 4 March.

QCEC executive director Joe McCorley said the commission was extremely happy with Premier Peter Beattie's commitment to education.

"The financial implications of these reforms could have a big impact on the Catholic education sector," he said.

Mr McCorley said that whatever happens in the state sector, Catholic schools will have to follow suit.


Catholic Leader

14 Mar 2002