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Hinch to leave Victorian students $630m worse off

Schools across Victoria will miss out on $630 million over the next two years if the Turnbull Government’s education cuts plan passes the Senate as expected tomorrow. 

AEU Victoria president Meredith Peace says Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch must not vote for the education cuts, which will be a disaster for Victorian schools.

“Cutting Gonski funding will hurt kids across the country, but Victorian students are already funded approximately $2,000 less each year than other states. The worst affected will be the most disadvantaged and at risk children.

School staff call on Hinch to block Turnbull's cuts

Principals, teachers and support staff will rally at Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch’s office today, calling on him to block the Turnbull Government’s education cuts when the legislation is put before the Senate in coming days.

Meredith Peace, AEU Victorian Branch President said school staff wanted to send a strong message to Senator Hinch, showing him they do not support Turnbull’s attempt to slash $630 million from Victorian public schools, and they expect him to block the cuts.

Andrew Broad must fight for Mildura students

School staff in the Mildura area will rally at the office of federal National Party MP Andrew Broad today, urging him to step up and fight for local school children and abandon the Turnbull government’s education cuts agenda.

Meredith Peace, Australian Education Union Victorian Branch President, said students in Andrew Broad’s electorate of Mallee will lose $20.8 million over the next two years and Victorian public schools in National Party electorates will lose over $51 million under Malcolm Turnbull’s school cuts.

Jason Wood must fight for Berwick students

School staff in the Berwick and Narre Warren area will rally at the office of federal MP Jason Wood today, urging him to step up and fight for local school children and abandon the Turnbull government’s education cuts agenda.

Meredith Peace, Australian Education Union Victorian Branch President, said students in public schools in Mr Wood’s electorate of La Trobe will lose out under Turnbull’s school cuts and said he must urgently stand up for his local community.

Julia Banks must fight for Burwood students

School staff in the Burwood area will rally at the office of federal MP Julia Banks today, urging her to step up and fight for local school children and abandon the Turnbull government’s education cuts agenda. 

Meredith Peace, Australian Education Union Victorian Branch President, said students in public schools in Ms Banks’ electorate of Chisholm will lose out under Turnbull’s school cuts and said she must urgently stand up for her local community.

Chris Crewther must fight for Frankston students

School staff in the Frankston area will rally at the office of federal MP Chris Crewther, urging him to step up and fight for local school children and abandon the Turnbull government’s education cuts agenda.

Meredith Peace, Australian Education Union Victorian Branch President, said students in public schools in Mr Crewther’s electorate of Dunkley will lose out under Turnbull’s school cuts and said he must urgently stand up for his local community.

Sarah Henderson must fight for Geelong students

Geelong school staff will rally at federal MP Sarah Henderson’s office today, urging her to step up and fight for local school children and abandon the Turnbull government’s education cuts agenda.

Meredith Peace, Australian Education Union Victorian Branch President, said students in public schools in Ms Henderson’s electorate of Corangamite will lose out under Turnbull’s school cuts and said she must urgently stand up for her local community.

Public Education Day highlights Turnbull's disregard for our education future

On Public Education Day school communities will be reminded of the billions of dollars that stand to be slashed from thousands of schools across the country if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s education agenda goes forward.

Dozens of school principals, teachers and education stakeholders are in Canberra today lobbying politicians and seeking their support for the current Gonski needs-based funding agreements.

Correna Haythorpe, Federal President of the Australian Education Union said this day reminds us of the stark reality of what is to come.

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