BARR CAN’T BE TRUSTED ON EDUCATION

Canberrans should be extremely wary of the Barr Government’s education promises, given its failure to deliver on previous school infrastructure commitments over the past 15 years, Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot said today.

“ACT Labor has a terrible record on education, closing 23 schools and leaving many with decaying infrastructure and serious capacity issues. In 2012 ACT Labor promised $70 million in infrastructure upgrades that haven’t been delivered. Now Andrew Barr has the audacity to make more hollow promises before this election” Mr Doszpot said.

“The Canberra Liberals are clearly leading the way in good policy. Earlier this year, we committed to an $85 million package including $60 million for new infrastructure and capital upgrades for schools, $17.5 million for kids with special needs in non-government schools and $7.5 million for special schools. We’ve also committed to installing flashing lights for safety at every school in Canberra.

“ACT Labor is chasing our lead on policy, and given its terrible record, cannot be trusted to deliver what our schools need. The Canberra Liberals will deliver a fresh can-do approach in education,” Mr Doszpot concluded.