Keep kindy funding beyond 2018

Kindy funding is once again under threat. Under Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals, federal funding for kindy was due to run out at the end of this year. Now, they've extended the funding, but only to the end of 2018. Not good enough.

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Reverse funding cuts to schools


Southside schools worse off under Malcolm Turnbull's $22 billion cut

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler says Southside schools will be worse off under Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals schools policy which rips $22 billion out of schools.

“It shows just how out of touch Malcolm Turnbull is that he’s ripping $22 billion from schools to pay for his $50 billion big business tax cut,” Ms Butler said.

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Southside students face university fee increase

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler is calling on the Turnbull government to stop their plans to increase university fees.

“Malcolm Turnbull should not be asking students to foot the bill for his $50 billion tax cut for big business and the banks, especially given company profits soared 65 per cent last year,” Ms Butler said.

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Kindy funding extension of only one year is not good enough

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Like a lot of people, I've been campaigning to put pressure on the government to extend their commitment to kindy funding.

At the moment the Universal Access kindy funding is due to run out at the end of this year. That's the funding that goes to the states, to cover a third of the cost of giving pre-school age kids access to fifteen hours of teaching a week.

Alongside many others, I've called on the Turnbull government Minister, Senator Birmingham, to extend the funding. 

He has finally caved and agreed to extend the funding beyond 2017 - but by only one year.

That means the funding is now scheduled to run out at the end of 2018.

I don't think this is good enough.


Enough is enough. We need Cross River Rail!

 

It is time for the Turnbull government to end the delay and commit, once and for all, to funding Cross River Rail.

Infrastructure investment can contribute to economic growth and can contribute to job creation.

Yet Labor is worried that next week’s Budget will potentially see a decline rather than an increase in infrastructure investment.

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Only 7 days left for the Turnbull government to decide to scrap their unfair zombie cuts

The Treasurer Scott Morrison must drop all of the Turnbull Government’s unfair zombie cuts in next Tuesday’s budget - no ifs, buts or maybes. 

The Turnbull Government has seven days to drop all of its unfair zombie cuts to new mums, pensioners, people with disability and young Australians, including:

  • Cuts to Paid Parental Leave –70,000 new mums will be worse off.
  • Scrapping the Energy Supplement – a $1 billion cut to pensioners, people with disability, carers and Newstart recipients.
  • Increasing the Pension Age to 70 – the oldest pension age in the developed world.
  • Five week wait for Newstart – forcing young people to live off nothing for five weeks before they can access income support.
  • Cuts to young people between the ages of 22 and 24 by pushing them off Newstart onto the lower Youth Allowance – a cut of around $48 a week or almost $2,500 a year.
  • Scrapping the Pensioner Education Supplement and Education Entry Payment.
  • Cutting the pension to pensioners born overseas who spend more than six weeks overseas.
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When will the Turnbull govt commit to funding kindergarten beyond this year?

Preschools and kindergartens across the country face the loss of all federal funding from next year under Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals – a cut of $420 million per year.

Without federal funding for preschool and kindergarten, hours will be cut, fees will rise, and working parents will be left scrambling.

In most cases, preschool hours will be cut from 15 per week to 10 without this federal funding – the equivalent of a day a week of preschool cut.

Labor has called on Malcolm Turnbull to step in and stop the cuts scheduled in the Budget.

Labor introduced federal funding for preschool in 2009 with the goal of all children receiving 15 hours of quality early education in the year before school.

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Liberals confirm uni students to pay for $50 billion big business tax cut

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY 

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

LIBERALS CONFIRM UNI STUDENTS TO PAY FOR $50 BILLION BIG BUSINESS TAX CUT

 Last night, the Liberals confirmed they will jack up student fees and cut uni funding to pay for a $50 billion big business tax cut.  

The Liberals have their priorities all wrong.

Malcolm Turnbull should not be asking students to foot the bill for his $50 billion tax cut for big business and the banks, especially given company profits soared 65 per cent last year.

Labor doesn't want young Australians saddled with a big uni debt at the same time as they are trying to buy a house, or start a family.

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Local ANZAC Day services and events

Southsiders will be commemorating ANZAC Day at a range of services and events this year. You can find local information here.

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