‘Support our TAFEs’ said the email from Bill Shorten. Bill went on to say:
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We know that Australians studying at TAFEs now are getting the skills they need for the jobs of tomorrow.
At a time when our economy is undergoing rapid change, the need for skilled people has never been greater.
Unfortunately, Tony Abbott & the Liberal Party missed the memo.
Today, on National TAFE Day, a paper by the Prime Minister’s Department has revealed a plan to cut every single dollar of funding to Vocational Education and Training.
This is awful news for skills in our country. The Abbott Government has already cut over $2 billion from skills and training, including $1 billion from apprentices.
We need to make sure people know about Tony Abbott’s plans for the hard working students and teachers in our TAFE community.
Let’s bring this PM back to reality on this. Will you add your name to say you’re backing our TAFEs so we can show Tony Abbott how unpopular his plan is?
It’s tough out there if you’re looking for a job. The last thing young jobseekers need is Tony Abbott undermining the training that helps them into work. On top of that, mature age Australians are crying out for the opportunity to gain the kind of qualifications TAFE can offer.
Let’s tell Tony Abbott to encourage more people, not less, to get the opportunities and the skills they need for the jobs of the future.
Please add your name so Tony Abbott knows we won’t cop his plans to hit hard working students and teachers with cuts to our TAFEs.
Thanks for standing with me on this,
When can I scream?
Let’s bring this PM back to reality on this . . .
Let’s tell Tony Abbott . . .
Please add your name so Tony Abbott knows . . .
Thanks for standing with me . . .
I have a better idea – and I’ve written about this here before – YOU bring the PM back to reality on this; YOU tell Tony Abbott; YOU let Tony Abbott know; YOU stand up yourself.
Instead of being a Minnie-me to Tony Abbott how about you grow some balls and take Tony Abbott on. This ‘please sign this petition’ is absolute bullshit. You are the Leader of the Opposition and you are entrusted with the task of holding the government to account.
Instead, all you do is hold hands with them.
Urging people to sign petitions, no matter how worthy the cause, will not win you an election. And did you hear? There could be one around the corner.
And why could there be one around the corner? Well I’ll let you work that one out for yourself. But here’s a hint: it could have something to do with you.
In the meantime, you want us to sign petitions.
You are always sending out emails asking us to sign a petition.
Now tell me, how many of these petitions have actually worked?
By the way, I’ve unsubscribed from your email list. I get nothing but petitions. Not policies. Petitions.
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