Local Liberals Should Hide – Local Schools $77 Million Better Off Under Labor In 2018-19

Local Labor Team, Sharon Bird, Stephen Jones and Fiona Phillips today said that the difference between Labor and Liberal could not be clearer for Illawarra schools - $77 million clearer in fact.


New data released today shows that every student in every school will be better off under a Shorten Labor Government.  Cunningham schools will be better off by $23 million, Whitlam schools by $36 million and Gilmore schools by $18 million.


Labor is putting people first by making every school a great school.


No matter where students live or what school they attend, they will benefit from additional needs-based funding under Labor’s plan to fully fund Gonski.


This is a critical economic reform. You can’t have a plan for economic growth if you don’t have a plan to invest in education.


Sharon Bird said that the Liberals had also cut $2.75 billion from apprentices, skills and vocational education.


“It is clear that the Liberals do not see investing in education and skills as a priority for this nation.  We need to give our kids the best chance we can.  The local Liberals know that Liberal policies are unfair and that’s why they can’t find candidates in Cunningham and Whitlam. 


Stephen Jones said data released today shows that needs based funding for schools will mean $36 million extra in funding for Whitlam schools.


“Investing in our schools in our region is critical to making sure every young person has the skills they need to get a decent job and contribute to our society. I’ve fought hard for Gonski funding, and am proud Labor will deliver it”


Fiona Phillips said Gilmore schools will be better off under Labor


“No matter what school students attend in Gilmore, they will all benefit from Labor’s additional needs-based funding.”


The choice for families is clear this election. A vote for Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals is a vote for a $50bn tax cut for big business. A vote for Bill Shorten and Labor is a vote for Gonski.


It’s Mr Turnbull who is cutting Gonski, cutting Medicare, cutting paid parental leave.


It’s Mr Turnbull who wants to cut university funding by 20 per cent and deregulate fees which could see students paying $100,000 for a university degree.


It’s Mr Turnbull who is giving a $50 billion tax cut to big business.


People earning a million dollars get a $16,715 tax cut while three quarters of Australian taxpayers receive absolutely nothing.


These are the facts. Mr Turnbull has a choice, and he chose multinationals and millionaires over ordinary families.  


TUESDAY, 10 MAY 2016