MEDIA RELEASE: SCHOOLS ACROSS AUSTRALIA EXPOSE MALCOLM TURNBULL’S $22 BILLION OF CUTS

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

SCHOOLS ACROSS AUSTRALIA EXPOSE MALCOLM TURNBULL’S $22 BILLION OF CUTS

Data released today shows every public school in South Australia will get huge funding cuts thanks to a new policy announced by Malcolm Turnbull.

Around $265 million will be cut over the next two years alone.

Roma Mitchell Secondary College will lose more than $1.2 million. Elizabeth North Primary School will lose nearly $500,000.

The data for South Australian schools follows the release of similar information in NSW and Victoria.

NSW public schools will lose a staggering $846 million.  Victorian public schools will be cut by $630 million.

This has exposed Malcolm Turnbull’s new school funding policy for what it really is – a massive $22 billion cut, over the decade.

The Liberal state government in NSW has warned principals the school funding figures Malcolm Turnbull is publishing cannot be trusted.

That’s because the numbers Mr Turnbull is using have been deliberately designed to disguise his cuts.

Parents, teachers, and schools deserve the truth. 

Malcolm Turnbull is trying to hide the fact he is cutting $22 billion from schools to pay for his $65 billion big business tax cut.

What kind of Prime Minister rips money off schoolkids to give it to multinationals?

You can’t trust the Liberals on schools.