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Greens urge Coalition to rethink Gonski cuts

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Penny Wright 22 May 2014

Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools Senator Penny Wright has urged the Coalition to reverse their cruel cuts to Australian schools as businessman David Gonski speaks out.

"If there was ever a time for Tony Abbott to do one last backflip on education - now is it," Senator Penny Wright said.

"This is Australia's future on the line. There can be no age of opportunity while we leave hundreds of thousands of children behind.

"By cutting the final two years of Gonski funding, our schools will be condemned to do more with less and struggling students won't get the help they need.

"Though Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne have been deaf to the pleas of families and schools, they must listen to David Gonski as as one of Australia's most respected businessmen.

"The Australian Greens will continue to stand with the Australian community and fight for a future where educational opportunity doesn't come down to a matter of power or possessions."

 

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