WATSON SLAMS STATE GOVERNMENT ON EMPLOYING TAFE FAT CATS WHILE IT CUTS FUNDING, SHOWS WARPED PRIORITIES

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Moves by the State Government to employ new fat cat executives in TAFE management on top dollar salaries while it cuts courses, services and creates ghost campuses has today been slammed as warped priorities by Member for Shellharbour, Anna Watson.

“I just cannot understand why this State Government is so determined to smash the State TAFE system.

“Across the State, courses have been cut back, student enrolments are substantially down, student fees have soared, and teachers have been sacked across the board.

“In the Illawarra, we’ve seen disability, multicultural and Indigenous assistance and library services cut in every TAFE campus.

“We’ve seen Dapto TAFE campus which was teaming with nearly 700 students and over 100 staff five years ago become a ghost-town, and it remains on the State Government’s sell-off hit list”, she said.

Ms Watson said that recruitment of new fat cats to TAFE management position on salaries of up to $250,000 showed the State Government simply had warped priorities.

 

6 January 2016

 

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