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MEDIA RELEASE – PARENTS TELL BAILLIEU: NO MORE CUTS TO EDUCATION

As schools resume for 2013, the State Opposition is ramping up the pressure on the Baillieu Government over its cuts to education inVictoria.

State Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett said parents sending their children back to school were feeling the impact of two years of savage cuts to education in Victoria.

MEDIA RELEASE – BAILLIEU REFUSES TO GUARANTEE REINVESTING TAFE SELLOFF MONEY

The Baillieu Government will not invest the funds from TAFE campus sales back into vocational education and training, Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett said today.

When asked in Parliament this week about the sale of campuses marked for closure in leaked cabinet documents, the Premier failed to guarantee that the money raised would be reinvested back into the Victorian TAFE system.

MEDIA RELEASE – FUNDING CUTS REDUCE TRAINING AND SKILLS OPPORTUNITIES

Students will suffer from the Baillieu Government’s multi-million dollar cut to TAFE and vocational training with possible course cuts, staff losses and escalating fees, State Member for Brunswick, Jane Garrett MP said today.

Jane Garrett said local students were already under pressure with end of year exams and deciding what studies they will do next year without having to worry about if they can get into a course or have to pay higher than expected fees.

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 – 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.