Terri Butler hosted a town hall meeting with Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, and local education expert, Matthew Campbell, at St Martin’s Primary School last Wednesday, 21 March 2018.
“People in Griffith are really concerned about what Mr Turnbull’s $17 billion cuts to schools will mean for them,” Terri Butler said.
“These cuts are affecting local schools across all areas of education – public, Catholic, and independent.
“If Labor wins government at the next election, we will restore every dollar cut by Mr Turnbull and the Liberals.
“Locals are also rightly concerned about the $2.2 billion cut from universities in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).
“These cuts have already meant nearly 10 000 fewer university places this year, and it will be the same next year
“At the same time as Malcolm Turnbull is cutting schools and unis, he’s making life easier for millionaires and multinationals by giving them tax cuts.
“You can’t trust the Liberals on education.
“Labor believes getting a good education is the ticket to a lifetime of opportunity.
“Labor believes education is critical to ensure Australia has a strong economy with secure jobs.”