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Labor's clear alternative - a fairer, more prosperous Territory



Labor's clear alternative - a fairer, more prosperous Territory


Lawrie, Delia

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Australian Labor Party


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result in 130 less teachers. Some schools will lose as many as 23 teachers and all the Education Minister can say is that it is ok because they will only lose 5 a year. The budget reduces total pay for teachers and support staff by $34 million. This is why they havent signed up to the $300 million under Gonski. Gonski is about more teachers but the CLP are cutting teachers so they refused to sign up. Schools from Darwin High School and Casuarina Senior College through to the smallest and remotest of schools are already suffering from the CLPs huge education cuts. They are speaking out in droves about the daily struggles they face in trying to protect students from the CLPs cuts. There are less teachers. There are less resources. Under the CLP there is now simply less education for our children. And the response from the CLP all they can say is that our teachers dont work hard enough. An absolute disgrace and a clear indication that they are completely out of touch with the priorities and concerns of Territory families. The CLPs budget details their plan to cut indigenous education. They are budgeting to cut the number of indigenous students in senior schools by 215 in just one year. When Labor come to power in 2001 no student had ever completed secondary school in the bush. The number has increased every year since. But the CLP have decided to turn that around. 215 less indigenous students in senior schools next year. An absolute disgrace.