Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek joined Labor's candidate for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips, at Sanctuary Point Public School, to discuss the terrible impact of the cuts.
Following the visit to the school the pair paused for a doorstop interview .
"Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals are cutting more than $19 million from schools in Gilmore.
Official data from the NSW Government shows that over the next two years alone Sanctuary Point Public School will lose about $900,000 because of Mr Turnbull’s cuts."
"The Liberals’ schools policy means less funding for public schools, and more for elite private schools.
"Under Malcolm Turnbull, a public school like Sanctuary Point loses about $900,000, while elite private schools in Sydney that have fees of more than $20,000 get multimillion increases. It’s completely unfair.
"Instead of speaking up for local schools, the Liberals’ Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, has been cheering on Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts.
"Labor has stood united against the Liberals’ terrible schools policy from day one fighting for .
public schools and Catholic parish schools.
"Labor will restore every dollar the Liberals have cut - we’ll get all schools up to their fair level of funding.
"We want better schools, better results, and better support for our great teachers. Every student, at every school, deserves a great education. That’s what Labor will fight for, every single day, between now and the next election. Fiona Phillips also offered "I cannot express enough how heartening it was to see firsthand the great work of this school, that’s having a meaningful impact on student’s lives and working with and helping our community; a community that has unemployment of 13.2% and youth unemployment of 23.7%. "There can be absolutely no justification for Malcolm Turnbull’s $19 million in cuts to Gilmore school funding in 2018/19 that deny this school and all schools in Gilmore from reaching the minimum resource level based on need.
MALCOLM TURNBULL’S CUTS TO GILMORE SCHOOLS INCLUDE -
Batemans Bay High School $802,416
Batemans Bay Public School $1,165,993
Berry Public School $200,567
Bomaderry High School $650,955
Bomaderry Public School $736,762
Broulee Public School $240,560
Budawang School $67,844
Callala Public School $259,757
Cambewarra Public School $230,346
Culburra Public School $208,703
Falls Creek Public School $48,841
Gerringong Public School $256,617
Greenwell Point Public School $112,781
Havenlee School $123,383
Huskisson Public School $110,340
Illaroo Road Public School $414,764
Jamberoo Public School $56,643
Kangaroo Valley Public School $53,658
Kiama High School $583,933
Kiama Public School $284,866
Milton Public School $472,381
Minnamurra Public School $248,710
Mogo Public School $257,489
Moruya High School $534,835
Moruya Public School $408,870
North Nowra Public School $391,499
Nowra East Public School $1,326,257
Nowra High School $866,956
Nowra Hill Public School $103,721
Nowra Public School $922,853
Sanctuary Point Public School $896,269
Shoalhaven Heads Public School $151,494
Shoalhaven High School $1,309,062
St. Georges Basin Public School $445,534
Sunshine Bay Public School $478,121
Sussex Inlet Public School $235,852
Terara Public School $55,601
Tomerong Public School $114,320
Ulladulla High School $933,040
Ulladulla Public School $683,409
Vincentia High School $1,319,644
Vincentia Public School $259,137
TOTAL $19,024,783 CUT