MEDIA RELEASE - PLIBERSEK & FRANCE - LABOR COMMITS $2.5 MILLION FOR NEW HALL AT LAWNTON STATE SCHOOL - FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019

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

 

ALI FRANCE
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR DICKSON

 

LABOR COMMITS $2.5 MILLION FOR NEW HALL AT LAWNTON STATE SCHOOL

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2.5 million towards important new facilities at Lawnton State School.

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better schools, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the LNP.

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 Lawnton today to announce the $2.5 million commitment with Labor Candidate for Dickson, Ali France.

“In the last six years, Lawnton State School’s enrolments have doubled,” Ms France said.

“With nearly 600 students and more growth expected, the existing buildings no longer meet the school’s needs.

“For assemblies, the school currently opens a folding door to use two classrooms, and some students have to listen through windows and doors.

“Parents and staff at Lawnton have been working hard for years to get the much needed support for a new school hall.

“I met with the school community nearly 12 months ago and this was the first thing they raised with me. I committed to them then that I would fight for it, and I’m so pleased to be here today to announce Labor’s funding commitment,” Ms France said.

“Today’s announcement is on top of the extra $480,000 Lawnton State School will receive for teaching and learning in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government,” Ms Plibersek said.

“Schools across the electorate of Dickson will be more than $16.6 million better off under Labor.”

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 in cuts.

FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019