TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
CANDIDATE FOR PETRIE
LABOR COMMITS $3 MILLION FOR NEW HALL AT MANGO HILL STATE SCHOOL
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $3 million towards a new school hall at Mango Hill State School.
This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better schools, or more school cuts and bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the LNP.
We need real change – because more of the same isn’t good enough.
Labor’s funding commitment will be used to build a new multipurpose hall for sport, performing arts, assemblies, whole school activities and community events.
Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, was in Mango Hill today to announce the $3 million commitment with Labor Candidate for Petrie, Corinne Mulholland.
Ms Mulholland said student numbers at the school have skyrocketed in recent years.
“Mango Hill State School is a fabulous primary school but we know the school community has been crying out for a bigger school hall,” Ms Mulholland said.
“The school community started a petition last year and almost 500 parents have signed. I am pleased to be working with the local community to help deliver this.”
Mango Hill State School is forecast to have 1,600 enrolments by 2023.
“The current hall only holds 400 students and isn’t adequate to cater for the current school enrolments nor is it adequate to meet future needs.
“The new school hall will not only improve the learning environment, it will also be used for a wide range of sporting and cultural events, as well as school assemblies.
Ms Plibersek said today’s announcement is on top of the extra $900,000 Mango Hill State School will receive for teaching and learning in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government.
“Schools across the electorate of Petrie will be more than $20.3 million better off under Labor,” Ms Plibersek said.
Labor will invest an extra $14 billion into Australia’s public schools to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.
The extra funding will mean more individual attention for students, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science.
At the election there is a clear choice for voters – Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the LNP’s $14 billion of cuts.
If you want better schools, not more cuts – vote Labor.
TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019