If you are serious about jobs you don’t cut money from TAFE and give $17 billion to the big banks.
But that’s exactly what Morrison has done – cutting more than $3 billion from TAFE, apprenticeships and vocational education – including $270 million in this year’s budget alone.
Since the Liberals came to government, Australia has lost 140,000 apprenticeship places nationwide.
TAFE cuts are hurting young workers who want to get their foot in the door, and older workers who need to reskill.
Youth unemployment is now above 20% in parts of the country and thousands of older workers have lost their jobs after the Liberals and Nationals abandoned the automotive manufacturing industry.
Labor will guarantee TAFE funding to give kids the opportunity to learn a trade and help older workers to re-skill.
We will waive the upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE students, and make one in ten employees on priority government infrastructure projects an apprentice.
And Labor will crack down on the abuse of 457 visas by big business and ensure jobs are advertised in Australia first.
Scott Morrison has announced his plan to cut university funding, and increase uni fees and student debt.
Access to uni should be determined by your ability and willingness to work hard, not your bank balance. But every day Scott Morrison is putting universities more out of reach for students.
The Morrison Liberal Government is letting our children down. Funding for our preschools, kindies and early learning centres to deliver early learning for our 4 year olds will expire next year.
Labor started this funding program in 2009 – but Scott Morrison hasn’t committed to extending the funding. He would rather give away a $80 billion tax handout to big business.
This means that Aussie kids are at risk of falling behind when they start school.
Our kids deserve a fair go at life. The Liberals have their priorities all wrong.
Now, more than ever, Australians need the ABC – our strong, trusted and independent public broadcaster.
Australian’s have grown up with the ABC – watching Playschool, Bananas in Pyjamas or ABC kids – and 17 million of us still consume some form of ABC content every week.
The first radio and TV services heard in the bush were courtesy of the ABC, and regional towns around the country still depend on the ABC for their local news today.
Despite this, Scott Morrison has launched the biggest attack on ABC independence in a generation.
Since 2014, ABC funding has been cut by $366 million and 800 staff have lost their jobs. This is despite the Liberals’ election promise of “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”.
This year alone, the Government has cut $83.7 million in ABC funding, launched two damaging public broadcasting inquiries and has three bills before Parliament to meddle with the ABC Charter.
We need to speak up before it’s too late and send a clear message of support for our public broadcasters.
Over 300,000 disadvantaged Australians will miss out on critical dental care every year because of Scott Morrison’s latest funding cut, and we need your help to reverse it.
Scott Morrison has cut hundreds of millions of dollars from a program which provides dental care to disadvantaged Australians.
Six state and territory governments have said that the cut will mean fewer people being seen and longer wait times.
Every Australian has a right to feel confident that their government is open, transparent and free from corruption.
Corruption has no place in Australia – at any level of government – and governments should do everything they can to prevent it.
In recent years there has been a loss of public faith in our Commonwealth institutions.
It’s time to restore that trust, and show that we can do better.
In January, Bill Shorten announced that a Labor Government will establish a National Integrity Commission – a new federal anti-corruption commission tasked with investigating allegations of serious corruption, and preventing any serious problems before they arise.
It’s been six months since Bill made that announcement and the government has done nothing. They think there is “no persuasive evidence” such a body is needed. We disagree.