May 09, 2019
TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
PETER KHALIL MP
MEMBER FOR WILLS
Peter Khalil, the Member for Wills, and Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Education and Training, today announced $50,000 of funding to build a new outdoor learning area at Fawkner Primary School.
This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government, which will reverse the Liberals’ education cuts and fund the schools Australian kids deserve, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos. We need real change, because more of the same isn’t good enough.
Mr Khalil and Ms Plibersek visited the school, located in the federal electorate of Wills, to announce the funding on Thursday.
The funding will be provided in the first term of a Shorten Labor Government.
This funding announcement is on top of the $13.4 million of extra investment in schools in the Wills electorate, which will be invested over the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government. Fawkner Primary School will receive $310,000 from that commitment.
“This funding is about investing in facilities for a wonderful school. The kids at Fawkner Primary School have great teachers and this outdoor learning area will really enhance their learning environment,” said Mr Khalil.
A Shorten Labor Government, if elected, will deliver the biggest investment in public schools in Australian history, so every child gets the fair go they deserve.
An extra $14 billion will be invested in public schools nationally to make sure Australian schools get the funding they need to give students more individual attention, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science.
This election is a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the infrastructure our community needs, or more cuts and chaos from the Liberals.
Only a vote for Peter Khalil and Labor will ensure better schools and more investment in our most valuable resource: our children.
End the chaos. Vote for change. Vote for Labor.