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.