TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
ANDREW GILES MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR SCHOOLS
MEMBER FOR SCULLIN
SIX YEARS OF THE LIBERALS ON SCHOOLS: CUTS, CHAOS & LIES
When it comes to the Liberal Party and schools, all we’ve had is six years of cuts, chaos, and lies – and yesterday’s Budget was no different.
Six weeks before an election, Scott Morrison has delivered an election con with the same school cuts.
Before the 2013 election, the Liberals promised no cuts to education.
But after the election, they cut $14 billion from schools.
You can’t believe a thing the Liberals say on education.
They lied then, and they are lying now.
Scott Morrison is trying to trick people into believing schools have never had it better.
Parents and teachers know the truth.
They know Scott Morrison and the Liberals have spent the last six years cutting the guts out of schools.
And yesterday’s Budget locks in all those same cruel Liberal cuts.
At the same time as Scott Morrison is ripping funding from schools, he wants to give the top end of town an $80 billion tax handout. He is completely out of touch.
There is a clear choice for voters at what’s shaping up to be an education election.
The Liberals with their cuts, chaos, and lies.
Or Bill Shorten and Labor delivering a fair go for schools by:
- investing an extra $14 billion in public schools, so every child can reach their full potential;
- bursaries of up to $40,000 to encourage Australia’s top achievers into teaching;
- establishing a new National Principals’ Academy to give thousands of Australian principals advanced leadership training and support; and investing an additional $300 million to ensure students with disability get the support they need at school.
WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL 2019