Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Labor invests $900,000 towards upgrades at Sir Joseph Banks High School


Labor will provide $900,000 towards upgrading the Industrial Arts facilities at Sir Joseph Banks High School. 

At the election there is a clear choice for voters between Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ $14 billion cuts to public schools. 

Labor’s candidate for the electorate of Banks Chris Gambian said Labor’s announcement will help the school create a modern Industrial Arts hub with a suite of specialised workspaces and high-tech equipment such as a 3D printer, laser cutter and design software.  

“Labor’s investment will create more opportunities for students to learn valuable skills in woodworking, metalworking and other technical disciplines,” Mr Gambian said. 

“Labor knows that investing in schools of the future is critical for improving the educational outcomes of Australian kids.”

Local MP, Jason Clare said that this commitment is on top of the extra $960,000 Sir Joseph Banks High School will receive in the first three years of a Shorten Labor Government. 

“Public schools across the region will be more than $40 million better off under Labor.”

“Local students will get a better start in life under Labor’s plan to deliver fair funding for our public schools,” Mr Clare said. 

Labor will invest an extra $14 billion into Australia’s public schools to give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn. 

The extra funding will mean more individual attention for students, and more help with the basics such as reading, writing, maths and science. 

This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for better schools, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals.
 
After six years of Liberal cuts and chaos, our united Labor team is ready.
 
End the chaos. Vote for change. Vote Labor.

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