TAFE budget cuts

Malcolm Turnbull’s latest budget cut a further $637 million from TAFE and vocational education funding over the next four years.

This will mean higher fees and fewer courses.

These cuts come at a terrible time.

Australia now has 130,000 fewer apprentices and trainees than when the Liberals were elected.

I am pleased to support the Australian Education Union Tasmania‘s ‘Stop TAFE Cuts’ campaign. Vocational education from TAFE is vital to create and secure jobs in rural and regional areas like Tasmania.