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The Member for Griffith, Terri Butler MP, says Liberal cuts will hurt our local schools.
“At this time of year, as school goes back, parents are thinking about their kids’ education, and what the future holds,” Ms Butler said.
“Under Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals, the future for Southside schools looks grim.
“Nationwide, the Liberals are cutting $30 billion from schools – that’s like sacking one in seven teachers.
“Here in our electorate of Griffith, schools will lose more than $233 million.
“These cuts will hurt our local schools.
“They’ll mean fewer teachers, less one-on-one attention, and students left behind.
“They’ll mean students getting less help with the basics like reading, writing, maths, science, and computer skills.
“When I visit Southside schools I get to see some amazing work being done to make sure our next generation has the best possible chance in life.
“Our community spends so much time fundraising for our schools because we know what a difference money makes.
“Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals are cutting funding from schools because they think you should only get a good education if you can afford to pay.
“The Liberals can’t find money for schools, but they can find money for a big business tax cut.
“The Liberals have chosen to spend money on handouts for big business and the banks, rather than schools.
“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.”
MONDAY, 23 JANUARY 2017
MEDIA INQUIRIES: BELINDA CAREY 0435 349 221 (BUTLER)