Tony Abbott this week flagged that local public schools would be targeted for funding cuts under a Liberal Government.
In a speech to the Independent Schools Education Forum he said:
“… there is no question of injustice to public schools here. If anything, the injustice is the other way.”
Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland said that this would pitch local public and independent schools against each other for funding.
“Labor’s plan will mean that funding will increase for all our local schools.
“If Tony Abbott is elected he will rip funding out of our local schools.
“The choice is clear – Labor will deliver more funding for all schools, public and independent.
“If Tony Abbott is elected Prime Minister – he will cut funding to our local public schools.
“Tony Abbott has already promised almost $3 billion in cuts to education.
“He has already promised to cut Trades Training Centres, Computers in Schools and teacher quality programs.
“Our local public schools are next.”
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