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The Fight Continues

In their eight years of Government the former Liberal-National Government oversaw severe cuts to Education amounting to $230million and 1400 staff including 550 teachers.

As a result administrative workloads rose, classrooms at many schools are overcrowded, work-related stress increased, incentives to attract and retain regional staff were cut and job security decreased.

All of these cuts mean reduced teaching staff, reduced support and education assistant staff, fewer programs, increased class sizes and cuts to classroom resources.

So when we say there is nothing left to cut, we mean it.

Now the new Labor Government wants to take more, which will cut resourcing and curriculum support for our children's learning to the bone.

Read the full list of cuts here

News

2018 Budget

WA BUDGET RESULTS IN REAL CUTS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION WA’s public schools will be forced to operate with even less funding after today’s budget delivered an unsustainable 1.1 per cent increase to the education budget, which will affect the quality of education in both our public schools and TAFEs, according to The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA). SSTUWA President Pat Byrne said for eight years teachers and classrooms endured cuts from the Barnett administration and now a Labor budget continued to devalue education.
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THE FIGHT CONTINUES

In their eight years of Government the former Liberal-National Government oversaw severe cuts to Education amounting to $230million and 1400 staff including 550 teachers. As a result administrative workloads rose, classrooms at many schools are overcrowded, work-related stress increased, incentives to attract and retain regional staff were cut and job security decreased. All of these cuts meant staffing reduction, reduced teaching, support and education assistant staff, fewer programs, increased class sizes and cuts to classroom resources. So when we say there is nothing left to cut, we mean it.  
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Vote for a party that puts our kids first

The cuts to public schools over the last three years have really hurt. Every child deserves the individual attention they need to get a great education. This state election, vote for the political party that puts our kids first.
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The Human Cost of Barnett's Education Cuts

With 90 per cent of public school students receiving less funding this year and next, there are real human costs in our schools. Check out and share our new video.
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What They Promised

Here you will find information about public education policy announcements made by major political parties
at the 2017 Western Australian State Election. 

See announcements