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.