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Advertising campaign against cuts launched
The Teachers Federation has begun an advertising campaign against the $1.7 billion in cuts to public education announced by the O’Farrell government.
These advertisements are now playing on television, radio and in print across NSW.
The NSW government has drastically cut education funding. This will damage the education of students in schools and TAFE colleges.
There are two television and two radio ads, one focussed on cuts to schools, the other to TAFE.
Teachers Federation Acting President, Gary Zadkovich said:
“When the government announced its changed education policies they promised not to cut education funding. They lied. In September 2012, they cut education funding by $1.7 billion, the biggest cut to education in the history of NSW.
“The government says these cuts will not affect schools and colleges. Another lie. By cutting over 1 800 education staff and the programs they run, schools and colleges will be forced to do more with less.
“The advertising blitz is part of the ongoing campaign to stop this happening by forcing the government to reverse the cuts.”
A Community Day of Action has been planned for Sunday November 18. It starts at 11am at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour in Sydney, and in regional venues to be announced. Show your opposition to the cuts!