Media releases

Greens' rank opportunism and division hurting schools

May 25, 2017

Labor welcomes the statement of Member for Melbourne that he will vote against the Coalition’s $22 billion cuts to our schools.

But this is too little, too late. And too cute by half.

It is revealing that Adam Bandt still is focused more on attacking Labor than standing up for schools.

While The Greens have kept students, principals, teachers and parents in limbo, as they try and figure out how much less money they will have in their school budgets if these harsh cuts pass the Senate

While Greens education spokesperson Sarah Hanson Young changes her position daily after telling school communities to ‘get real’ and accept savage cuts, and Richard Di Natale remains silent, only Labor is committed to delivering the needs-based funding which will ensure every child, has every chance to succeed, no matter their background or how much their parents earn.