MEDIA RELEASE: Cuts to schools, $100k uni degrees: Malcolm Turnbull says "so far so good"

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THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
 

ANDREW GILES MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SCHOOLS
MEMBER FOR SCULLIN 

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

CUTS TO SCHOOLS, $100K UNI DEGREES: MALCOLM TURNBULL SAYS “SO FAR SO GOOD”

 

Malcolm Turnbull says his first anniversary as Prime Minister has been “a year of great achievement”, despite billions of dollars in cuts to schools, and plans for $100,000 university degrees.

One year in, Mr Turnbull has proven he’s a disaster for education.

He’s cut billions from schools, abandoning students who need help most.

He’s pushing for increasingly user pays, American-style universities, with $100,000 degrees - putting a university education out of the reach of ordinary Australians.

Malcolm Turnbull’s response after his year of disappointment, dithering and division? “So far so good”.

Mr Turnbull can find $50 billion to spend on a big business tax cut, but nothing to invest in our schools and universities. That tells you all you need to know about his priorities.

Everyone knows that getting a great education is the key to whatever you want to achieve in life. It is also key to high wage, high productivity economic growth.

That’s why Labor went to the election with a plan to properly fund our schools based on need - so every child, in every school, has every opportunity.

And it’s why Labor promised to invest more in our universities – so there are no $100,000 degrees.