In Question Time today, the Prime Minister didn’t even bother to answer this question about the future of Australian schools:
KATE ELLIS: The Abbott/Turnbull Government cut $30 billion from Australian schools. Yesterday, the Prime Minister promised to reverse $1 billion of those cuts.
Does the Prime Minister really expect people to be grateful that he is only cutting $29 billion from Australian schools? Cuts that will mean less individual support and less individual attention for every student at every school?
Instead, he palmed the question off to Scott Morrison – who has no responsibility at all for education.
The Government did not even attempt to deny or defend their $29 billion cut to Australian schools.
They have also made clear that their changes to school indexation are a short-term political fix that will only apply for 2018-20.
The choice at this election is clear: Labor’s plan to invest $3.5 billion more in schools by 2020 and $36 billion more over the decade, or the Liberals’ cuts.