Labor Lies on Schools #8

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…

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Ellis and Bowen at odds over schools funding

After Labor’s funding plan for schools ‘went up in smoke’, their opposition spokespeople have been caught out telling different stories. Kate Ellis, who clearly said yesterday in Question Time that Labor’s School policy would be funded by a rise in Tobacco excise, has been sidelined by the Opposition Treasurer. “Prime Minister: …Let me remind him of the…

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I don’t deserve to govern’: Bill Shorten

With no child care policy anywhere in sight in tonight’s Budget in reply speech, Bill Shorten has failed the test that he set for himself just this morning. “Let’s tell it as it is. No government deserves to govern if they don’t have a plan for childcare…” – Bill Shorten, Speech, 5/5/16 Labor not only stands…

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Research that drives innovation for Australia’s future

Real-world problems in infrastructure, health and cybersecurity will be tackled by Australia’s brightest minds after the Turnbull Government today announced funding for 258 new research projects. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government had committed $163 million to researchers across the country from 31 universities to collaborate with industry and business…

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Taking action to unlock the potential of Australian research

The Turnbull Government has accepted all 28 recommendations of the Watt Review into research policy and funding, and has already made significant commitments to stimulate innovation and improve collaboration between Australian researchers and industry. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s response builds on the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science…

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Labor’s biggest lie of all on schools

After Labor’s plan for funding schools ‘went up in smoke’ last night, they have continued to demonstrate their poor understanding of basic economics. Repeatedly claiming there has been a ‘cut’ to schools funding under the Coalition does not make it true. Australians will not be fooled. “…you’ve got the government cutting school and health funding…”…

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Responsibly investing in education

The Turnbull Government is continuing to provide record levels of financial assistance to State and Territory government schools and the non-government schools sector to support all Australian students. The Turnbull Government’s investment in education, training and child care will increase to more than $41.8 billion in 2016-17. A well-educated nation will increase productivity, drive innovation…

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Never let schools funding facts get in the way of a good story

The latest report commissioned by the Australian Education Union has found exactly what they wanted it to find while ignoring the Turnbull Government’s focus on the evidence based measures that improve education outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said Australia’s education spending is at record levels that the OECD acknowledges as above the average.…

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