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BUSY secures contract to continue to deliver PACER to schools across Australia

BUSY secures contract to continue to deliver PACER to schools across Australia

BUSY At Work is delighted to announce its success in retaining the contract to deliver the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program to schools across Australia.

PACER is an initiative of the Australian Government which provides some financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 across Australia to travel to Canberra. Under PACER, students who learn about civics and citizenship in the classroom see their knowledge brought to life when they experience Canberra first hand.

BUSY At Work CEO Paul Miles said he was thrilled that the Australian Government chose to retain BUSY’s contract.

“It gives me great pleasure to know that our Government has full confidence in BUSY’s ability to continue to be the administrative services provider for this fantastic educational program”.

BUSY was first selected by the Australian Government in July 2013 to deliver the PACER program to schools throughout Australia.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work closely with the schools to help support Australian students to receive every opportunity to learn about civics and citizenship and its history through the delivery of the PACER program,” Mr Miles said.

Around 2,000 schools and over 100,000 students across Australia participate in the PACER program each year. To qualify, schools must be located at least 150 kilometres from Canberra and rebates are paid per student basis at rates varying on a sliding scale with the more money paid to schools that are further away from Canberra.

Students visit Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and/or the National Electoral Education Centre and the Australian War Memorial, plus they have the opportunity to visit a number of other sites of cultural and historical interest during their visit.

To find out more about PACER call 1300 368 248 or visit www.pacer.org.au.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Leanne Macnamara, Public Relations Coordinator
0438 173 960 leanne.macnamara@busyatwork.com.au

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