THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
MALCOLM TURNBULL’S OWN DOCUMENT CONFIRMS $22 BILLION CUT TO SCHOOLS
Malcolm Turnbull was happy for his office to give journalists a briefing document that says this about his schools funding policy: ‘compared to Labor's [schools funding] arrangements this represents a savings of $22.3 billion over ten years.”
But Mr Turnbull repeatedly refused the say the number in the Parliament today.
Malcolm Turnbull won’t admit the truth because he knows parents, teachers, and principals are furious about his $22 billion of cuts to schools.
In Question Time today I asked Malcolm Turnbull –
‘Does the Prime Minister agree with this statement in relation to his schools policy: "compared to Labor's arrangements this represents a saving of $22.3 billion over ten years"?
If not, why did the Prime Minister's office distribute this document to journalists stating that his schools policy was a $22.3 billion saving compared to Labor's policy?
He was prepared to put it in writing, why won't he say it out loud?’
MALCOLM TURNBULL’S DOCUMENT