Bill Shorten has started his campaign pitch by once again lying to Australians about education funding in a playground in Leichhardt in Queensland where Labor agreed to rip out $40 million from local schools.

“There is no plan for schools except cuts.” – Bill Shorten, Doorstop interview, 9/5/16

“[Malcolm Turnbull] has no plan or the plan he has he's ashamed of, cutting funding to schools.” Bill Shorten, Doorstop interview, 9/5/16

There are no cuts to schools funding – the Coalition will build on the existing record base for federal funding, which will grow from $16 billion in 2016 to $20.1 billion in 2020.