MEDIA RELEASE - PLIBERSEK, CICCONE & MURPHY - LABOR COMMITS $1 MILLION FOR NEW SCIENTIFIC, CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE LEARNING CENTRE - 26 MARCH 2019

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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 
 
SENATOR RAFF CICCONE
SENATOR FOR VICTORIA 
 
PETA MURPHY
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR DUNKLEY
  
LABOR COMMITS $1 MILLION FOR NEW SCIENTIFIC, CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE LEARNING CENTRE AT MOUNT ELIZA SECONDARY COLLEGE

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $1 million to transform the old science labs at Mount Eliza Secondary College into a new centre for scientific, creative and innovative learning.
 
The Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, said students in the local area deserved  21st Century facilities, not dated science labs from the 1970s.
 
“The $1 million commitment comes on top of the extra $730,000 we will deliver for teaching and learning at Mount Eliza Secondary in the first three years of a Labor Government.
 
“The only way to ensure schools get the support they need is to vote for Peta Murphy and Labor,” Ms Plibersek said.
 
Labor’s candidate for Dunkley, Peta Murphy, said the centre for scientific, creative and innovative learning will give Mount Eliza Secondary students access to the latest technology.
 
“It will allow students of physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, robotics, and maths to do better experiments, and improve their problem solving skills,” Ms Murphy said. 
 
“This is about encouraging collaborative, innovative learning.
 
“Because schools in our area work closely together, Labor’s investment will benefit the three main primary schools too – Mount Eliza Primary, Mount Eliza North Primary, and Kunyung Primary.
 
“Public schools in Dunkley will get an extra $25.79 million in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government alone. 

“Labor can afford to invest in schools because unlike the Liberals we are not giving handouts to the top end of town.

“All our local schools have had from Scott Morrison and Chris Crewther are cuts,” Ms Murphy said.

TUESDAY, 26 MARCH 2019