TWO YEARS SINCE THE ELECTION, TWO YEARS OF EDUCATION CUTS

4 Jul 2018

Today marks two years since the last federal election, and two more years of Malcolm Turnbull’s devastating cuts to schools, TAFE, and unis.

TWO YEARS SINCE THE ELECTION, TWO YEARS OF EDUCATION CUTS

Today marks two years since the last federal election, and two more years of Malcolm Turnbull’s devastating cuts to schools, TAFE, and unis. 

Mr Turnbull has cut $17 billion from schools.  He has distinguished himself by becoming the first Prime Minister in Australian history to unite public, Catholic, and independent schools against his unfair school funding policies.

Under Malcolm Turnbull cuts to TAFE and training have reached more than $3 billion, and there are around 140,000 fewer apprentices than there were at the time of the last election.

Mr Turnbull has also imposed an unfair cap on uni places, ripping $2.2 billion from campuses around the country.  This will see tens of thousands of Australians miss out on a uni place over the next couple of years alone.

The Liberals never learn - they always cut schools, cut TAFE, and cut unis.

The Liberals are cutting money from education to give it to the top end of town.
Malcolm Turnbull can’t seem to find $17 billion to properly fund schools, but he can find $17 billion to give the big banks a tax cut. 

His priorities are all wrong. Labor believes that getting a great education sets you up for life.

That’s why Labor will restore every dollar of the $17 billion the Liberals have cut from schools.  

It’s why Labor will deliver 100,000 fee-free TAFE places, and a $100 million fund to rebuild TAFE campuses. 

And it’s why Labor will give around 200,000 more Australians the chance to go to uni by abolishing Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair cap on student places.

Labor can afford to invest in education because unlike the Liberals, we are not giving $80 billion to the top end of town, including the big banks. 

Labor will always put people and services first. 

MONDAY, 2 JULY 2018