MEDIA RELEASE: LIBERALS’ SCHOOL CUTS COVER-UP

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

LIBERALS’ SCHOOL CUTS COVER-UP

Malcolm Turnbull’s $17 billion of school cuts are so unpopular the Liberals have refused to release details about just how badly schools will be hurt.

At a Senate hearing today, the Liberals were asked to provide up to date information about the impact of their school cuts.  They refused to do so, despite the fact similar information has routinely been provided in the past. 

This is a blatant cover-up, and the Liberals have been caught out.  Mr Turnbull is so arrogant he doesn’t think parents and teachers deserve to know how much he’s ripping from their local schools. 

Australians deserve better than a government that cuts money from schools to give it to banks.  And they deserve better than an out-of-touch government that tries to keep it secret. 

Malcolm Turnbull can find $17 billion to give to the big banks in tax cuts, but he can’t find $17 billion to properly fund schools. 

As a former banker, Mr Turnbull will always put banks before schools. 

His priorities are all wrong.