The National Catholic Education Commission says it is looking forward to working with new Minister for Education and Youth Alan Tudge, who will replace Dan Tehan in the portfolio.
The cabinet reshuffle was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday.
NCEC executive director Jacinta Collins said the Catholic sector has had a productive working relationship with Mr Tehan over the past few years.
“Catholic education is pleased to have worked with Mr Tehan, particularly in providing funding certainty for our schools by finalising the new school funding arrangements,” Ms Collins said.
“Mr Tehan has always engaged with our sector and school communities in a constructive and supportive way. We congratulate him on his appointment as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and wish him well in his new portfolio.
“We also congratulate Alan Tudge on his appointment as the new Minister for Education and Youth and look forward to working with him,” she said.
“Australian Catholic education is celebrating our bicentenary next year and it’s because of the commitment of successive governments over the past 60 years that we have been able to contribute to the educational needs of one in five students in Australia.
“We welcome the opportunity to continue our work, and the positive and productive working relationship we have with the Morrison Government,” Ms Collins said.
Catholic sector looks forward to working with new Education Minister (National Catholic Education Commission)
New Education Minister Alan Tudge welcomed to the role (The Australian)