Residents across the Northern Victoria Region concerned about the Baillieu Government’s savage TAFE funding cuts can sign a new on-line petition.
Victorian Labor has today launched a new website, www.fightTAFEcuts.com.au, calling on the Baillieu Government to rethink its TAFE funding cuts. The cuts will cost jobs and force course closures.
Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad urged residents to sign the petition to send the Premier a message his cuts were wrong.
Ms Broad said the petition would be presented to Parliament.
“Education is going backwards under the Baillieu Government and these cuts to TAFE funding will make the situation even worse,” Ms Broad said.
“Families across Northern Victoria have a chance to send a clear message to Mr Baillieu that his savage cuts are wrong.
“Under these cuts, teaching jobs will be lost, campuses could close and students across Northern Victoria could be hit with higher course costs.
“If Mr Baillieu and his Government cared about providing children across the Northern Victoria Region with the courses and skills required to get a job he would not have cut funding to TAFEs ”
Ms Broad said it was extraordinary that during a jobs crisis, the Baillieu Government’s cuts would add more people across Northern Victoria to the unemployment queue and would limit opportunities to access affordable skills and training with course closures.
“As more jobs are lost, families need to have access to services that can provide training and skills to get them a job,” Ms Broad said.
“The Baillieu Government either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care that these funding cuts will cost jobs and hurt students and teachers across the Northern Victoria Region but Victorian Labor does and that’s why we are standing with the community to fight these cuts.”
Residents across the Northern Victoria area can sign the petition at www.fightTAFEcuts.com.au