Nico Schmittmann signed No TAFE takeover 2016-02-05 00:27:57 +1000Improve the education system not degrade it. Free education will benefit the economy and reduce the unemployment whilst free health care will improve productivity. A country’s education and health are the two most important investments however every time the coalition comes to power they want dismantle the progress that has been made in the past.1,622 signatures
We are calling on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Skills and Training Yvette D'Ath to oppose the Turnbull government’s plans to takeover TAFE and open the doors to private providers rushing in to profit off students seeking vocational education.
See the leaked plan here.
Last year when Queenslanders voted for change, they voted against cuts, privatisation of their public services and assets – including TAFE. The Palaszczuk government has taken important steps to reverse the attacks on the sector under the Newman government and should be commended for their efforts to put students and workers ahead of the wholesale privatisation of the sector envisaged by the LNP and their big business backers.
Add your name today and join with the Queenslanders calling for a better public TAFE not the dismantling of the sector through cuts, privatisation and fee hikes.