Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

23 February 2021

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Labor must come clean on TAFE promise

Rebecca White must come clean today and guarantee Labor won’t cut courses, places or teachers under their TAFE promise.

Labor’s so called ‘fully costed’ $10 million sham does not even come close to covering course fees collected each year by TasTAFE. 

Labor claim the promise will fund 5000 training placements, yet TasTAFE currently offers more than 22,000 placements.

How would Labor decide who doesn’t pay and who does, or which course gets “Free TAFE” ?

We know that a scaled-back TAFE would also explain why Labor have made no commitment to upgrade buildings or facilities.

Whichever way you look at it, Labor’s tricky one-liner on TAFE just doesn't stack up.

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