I believe Prep only became compulsory in QLD this year.
The government has wanted a 13th year of formal education for decades, but an additional year of high school (yr. 13) was never supported. This was how they snuck it in. Make a non compulsory pre school year (can't complain about it, it isn't compulsory) let that sit for 5 or so years, then make it compulsory. Voila, 13 years if formal education. That's my conspiracy theory anyway! Lol
Ok I wasn't sure about qld. Not my favourite state either. Lived there for 30 odd years. *shudders*
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