Greens NSW MP John Kaye (in jacket) with Lismore candidate Adam Guise (in hat) at Lismore TAFE yesterday with students and teachers union organiser Kathy Nicholson (front left) to talk about the Greens’ plan Fund TAFE First.
Greens NSW MP John Kaye (in jacket) with Lismore candidate Adam Guise (in hat) at Lismore TAFE yesterday with students and teachers union organiser Kathy Nicholson (front left) to talk about the Greens’ plan Fund TAFE First. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Greens plan to restore TAFE with $900m

THE Greens have vowed if elected to repair the "butchered" TAFE system from the privatisation policies of the Coalition.

Greens education spokesman John Kaye visited Lismore yesterday and promised $900 million a year to "rescue" TAFE from policies he said cost 1100 full-time jobs and "thousands" of casual positions.

The policy would make TAFE courses fee-free by pulling $300 million a year from funds that subsidise non-government schools.

The Greens would divert $600 million from private providers to TAFE.

Greens Lismore candidate Adam Guise said TAFE was critical to the region.

"In a region facing high youth unemployment we must fund TAFE first," Mr Guise said.

 


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