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MEDIA RELEASE – BAILLIEU CUTS JOBS TRAINING FOR STUDENTS

The Baillieu Government should immediately reinstate funding for an education program that gives school students important hands-on training in the workforce, Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett said today.

Jane Garrett raised the matter in parliament today, calling on the Government to rethink its heartless decision to cut $12 million for coordinators of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program.

MEDIA RELEASE – BRUNSWICK RESIDENTS ASKED TO SPEAK UP ABOUT BAILLIEU’S SILENCE

The Brunswick community has been invited to hold the Baillieu Government to account, with the Labor Opposition announcing it will open a “Scrutiny of Government” post office box.

Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett said the Baillieu Government’s secretive style had left the Opposition no choice but to open up the post office box to allow concerned community members an avenue to speak up on Baillieu’s silence and inaction.

MEDIA RELEASE – BAILLIEU BUDGET FAILS FAMILIES IN BRUNSWICK ELECTORATE

Brunswick families have missed out on crucial improvements to schools and local health services in Mr Baillieu’s first State Budget, Labor Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett said today.

“Despite the Baillieu-Ryan Government inheriting a AAA-rated budget, with a strong surplus over each of the next four years, the State Budget has ignored the Brunswick Electorate”, Jane Garrett said.

MEDIA RELEASE – GAME ON FOR STUDENTS’ READING BLITZ

State Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett MP has encouraged students to get involved in the 2011 Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

“Seven years after it was initiated by the then Premier Steve Bracks, it’s encouraging to see the Premiers’ Reading Challenge is still going strongly,” Jane Garrett said.