La­bor goes back to school

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Community Classifieds -

ED­U­CA­TION will be at the fore­front of WA La­bor’s elec­tion cam­paign, with the Op­po­si­tion an­nounc­ing two teach­ers as can­di­dates for the west­ern sub­urbs.

Caitlin Collins will run for the seat of Cottes­loe, while Paul Lil­burne will rep­re­sent Church­lands.

The new can­di­dates bring the to­tal num­ber of teach­ers for WA La­bor to five, high­light­ing ed­u­ca­tion as a key fo­cus for the La­bor cam­paign.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Mark McGowan said af­ter eight years of “big cuts” to schools and Tafe it was time to fo­cus on ed­u­ca­tion in WA.

“Es­sen­tial ser­vices like ed­u­ca­tion will al­ways be a pri­or­ity of a govern­ment I lead and the teach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of our can­di­dates will be a real as­set,” he said.

Ms Collins said the im­por­tance of a good ed­u­ca­tion was one of her fun­da­men­tal val­ues.

“It’s cru­cial we con­tinue to sup­port WA teach­ers so they can pre­pare our kids for the fu­ture to be­come global ci­ti­zens,” she said.

Mr Lil­burne said his goal was to en­sure schools and staff had the re­sources needed to get the best learn­ing out­comes.

“I know first-hand that a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion has the power to pro­vide ev­ery child, re­gard­less of their back­ground, with the best pos­si­ble op­por­tu­nity to suc­ceed in life,” he said.

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