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Education cuts a major breach of trust

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Tony Abbott’s Liberal National Party cuts to education are a broken promise to the families of the North Coast.

During the election the Liberal National Party had promised to match Labor when it came to school funding.

This is an outrageous breach of the trust of the North Coast families.

It proves that during the election campaign the National Party candidates lied to local parents.

No wonder the Nationals have gone into hiding on the North Coast – they can’t be trusted.

Since announcing they were walking away from their promised school funding model, Tony Abbott has refused to guarantee that no school will be worse off.

Parents on the North Coast are rightly frightened about what this will mean for their kids.

Along with local parents I will fight the Liberal National Party’s broken promise.

Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond

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  1. The fighting need to be done before the election!

    The Coalition’s so-called ‘promise’ was only made to defuse a ‘hot’ election issue, and besides, Tony always said never to believe anything he didn’t put down in writing.

    Pyne always called these recommended funding model changes a CONski and you could see this coming a mile off.

    They simply don’t want to put any extra funding into education, never did.

    Despite their exclamations to the contrary, the Coalition has never shown the slightest inclination towards non partisan equity in national education funding.

    The Howard model was opaque for very good reasons! And it was during Howard’s time at the helm that educational opportunity in this country started to go backwards.

    The Coalition has no interest in correcting that reversal, or at least paying for such a correction, and all their statements to the contrary are completely disingenuous.

    Its self indulgent children at the helm in this country today. Heaven help our next generation.


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