Save Blue Mountains Schools and TAFE

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird has cut $1.7 billion out of TAFEs and Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott has cut $10 billion from the Gonski School Funding program.

Baird’s attempt to make government schools more ‘financially independent’ has meant that they have lost funding necessary for the extra support staff fundamental to the education of children with special needs and learning difficulties.

At the same time, Baird and Abbott have been increasing fees for TAFE and universities and cutting courses. Young people are being denied their chance at a future - completing an apprenticeship or a degree is now too expensive or the course is not available at a local TAFE.

Trish Doyle is a local teacher and parent who will stand up for quality public education so every child has the best start in life. It’s always been the Labor way to invest in schools, TAFE and universities. 

We the undersigned call on the Liberals to stop their cuts to schools, TAFE and universities. These cuts are limiting the opportunities of our young people to get the best education and set themselves up for the future.

Who's signing

Vic O'Callaghan
Geoff Gillett
Glen Green
Janet Lynne Smith
Katherine Atkins
Astrid Evans
Mary Turner
Maria Dege
David Harvey
Elizabeth Wyles
William Harvey
Lucy Spillane
Patricia Spillane
Doris Kealy
Jeanette Crawford
Byron Williams
George Beglinger
Graeme Paterson
Matthew Dowd
David Berger
Gregory Nash
Abigail Humphreys
Leanne Aynsley
Elizabeth Mifsud
Scott Lowe
Homer Alvarez
Allison Ciske
Colin Butler
Bettina Le Gras
John Connor
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  • Vic O'Callaghan
    signed 2015-02-20 15:24:37 +1100
  • Geoff Gillett
    signed 2015-02-20 14:41:30 +1100
  • Glen Green
    signed 2015-02-18 21:51:21 +1100
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  • Janet Lynne Smith
    signed 2015-02-18 18:21:18 +1100
  • Katherine Atkins
    signed 2015-02-03 16:59:12 +1100
  • Astrid Evans
    signed 2015-02-03 14:54:25 +1100
  • Mary Turner
    signed 2015-02-01 09:15:31 +1100
  • Maria Dege
    signed 2015-01-31 09:13:51 +1100
  • David Harvey
    signed via 2015-01-30 08:15:03 +1100
  • Elizabeth Wyles
    signed 2015-01-29 17:36:25 +1100
  • William Harvey
    signed 2015-01-29 14:02:24 +1100
  • Lucy Spillane
    signed via 2015-01-28 13:40:10 +1100
  • Patricia Spillane
    signed 2015-01-27 22:23:11 +1100
    Education for all is what creates a healthy economy…it should not be a privelege.
  • Doris Kealy
    signed 2015-01-27 17:44:32 +1100
  • Jeanette Crawford
    signed 2015-01-27 15:16:30 +1100
  • Byron Williams
    signed 2015-01-27 09:14:36 +1100
  • George Beglinger
    signed 2015-01-27 07:24:54 +1100
  • Graeme Paterson
    signed 2015-01-26 20:12:57 +1100
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  • Matthew Dowd
    signed 2015-01-26 19:39:02 +1100
    I, like others(free uni Abbott & co), got my training and hence a good life through TAFE.

    My 2 kids attend public school and have achieved great outcomes.

    WHY oh WHY is the next generation to be denied this?

    I’m PAYG and contribute my fair share. STOP the perks for those that can do quite well for them selves and get on with bringing us ALL up the ladder.

    It’s not communism….. Its social justice and a fair go for all.

    WE DON"T WANT TO BE AMERICAN STYLE WORKING POOR.

    Regards, Matt & family.
  • David Berger
    signed 2015-01-26 15:44:40 +1100
  • Gregory Nash
    signed 2015-01-25 19:23:00 +1100
  • Abigail Humphreys
    signed 2015-01-25 14:28:48 +1100
  • Leanne Aynsley
    signed 2015-01-25 12:14:59 +1100
  • Elizabeth Mifsud
    signed 2015-01-25 11:20:41 +1100
  • Scott Lowe
    signed 2015-01-25 06:44:25 +1100
  • Homer Alvarez
    signed 2015-01-24 19:53:31 +1100
    Education should b e free, that’s why Cuba have almost 98% adult literacy.Comments (optional)
  • Allison Ciske
    signed via 2015-01-24 16:29:50 +1100
    It is shameful I hope the people of NSW remember this when next they vote
  • Colin Butler
    signed 2015-01-24 16:09:31 +1100
    every one who wants to help our young people get the best education should do all they can to stop these cuts
  • Bettina Le Gras
    signed 2015-01-23 22:03:16 +1100
  • John Connor
    signed 2015-01-23 21:33:13 +1100