La­bor’s city schools plan un­der fire from Red­man

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Times News -

War­ren-Black­wood MLA Terry Red­man says Capes par­ents are pay­ing for La­bor’s ed­u­ca­tion prom­ises in safe seats.

This week’s news of 10 new schools was con­fined to Laborheld seats in the city, while stu­dents in the Au­gusta-Mar­garet River shire would face the con­se­quences of the Gov­ern­ment’s trou­bled cuts to ed­u­ca­tion, he said.

Mr Red­man said La­bor’s schools plan was a “slap in the face” for the South West, which is fight­ing pro­posed camp school clo­sures at Pem­ber­ton and Bridgetown.

Cuts were also af­fect­ing the farm pro­gram at Mar­garet River Se­nior High School, he said.

“Once again, the McGowan Gov­ern­ment is rob­bing re­gional com­mu­ni­ties to pay for shiny new toys in La­bor’s Perth seats,” Mr Red­man said.

“Th­ese new schools will cost hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars, oblit­er­at­ing the mea­gre sav­ings the Gov­ern­ment is achiev­ing by th­ese cuts.”

Mr Red­man said re­gional com­mu­ni­ties would con­tinue to suf­fer un­til the McGowan Gov­ern­ment out­lined a new rev­enue source to fix the State Bud­get.

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