BAILLIEU TURNS HIS BACK ON TAFE STUDENTS IN THE CLAYTON ELECTORATE

Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 in Clayton Update

The Baillieu Government’s savage $290 million funding cuts to TAFE are hurting students and teachers in The Clayton electorate, Member for Clayton Hong Lim said today.

Raising the matter in parliament this week, Mr Lim said Ted Baillieu’s cuts would mean less course options and job losses at Holmesglen TAFE.

“Holmesglen TAFE is struggling to deal with an expected $25.5 million slashed from their budget,’ Mr Lim said.

“This is expected to result in higher fees and less course options, while TAFE management may be forced to cut staff.

“Every week Victoria sheds more jobs, but Mr Baillieu’s only plan is to cut budgets, sack workers and make further skills and training more expensive.

“These cuts will put the price of further training out of reach of many people in our local community.

“This Government either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about supporting education for people and these cuts are extremely disappointing.

“Across the state, people have rallied against the cuts. It’s time Mr Baillieu heard the message and reverse his callous attack on education and training.”

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