THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
LABOR WILL REVERSE THE LIBERALS’ $22 BILLION CUT TO SCHOOLS
Last night, Labor announced we will restore every single dollar of the $22 billion the Liberals have cut from schools.
That’s because we believe every child, in every classroom, deserves every opportunity.
We want better schools, better results, and better support for our great teachers.
It was only announced a week or so ago, but Malcolm Turnbull’s new school funding policy has been exposed for what it really is – a massive $22 billion cut.
Why is Malcolm Turnbull ripping $22 billion from schools? So he can give big business a $65 billion tax cut.
What kind of Prime Minister rips money off schoolkids to give it to multinationals?
Yesterday, explosive data was released that shows virtually every public school in NSW and Victoria will get huge funding cuts thanks to Malcolm Turnbull’s new policy.
Over the next two years alone, NSW public schools will lose a staggering $846 million.
Victorian public schools will be cut by $630 million.
In a letter to public school principals, the NSW Liberal Government confirmed Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts. The letter went on to say the school funding figures Malcolm Turnbull was releasing publicly could not be trusted.
That’s because Malcom Turnbull’s ‘Schools Funding Estimator’ has been deliberately designed to disguise his cuts.
Parents, teachers, and schools deserve the truth. They can take a look at the full information for NSW schools here, and for Victoria here.
You can’t trust the Liberals on schools.