The Hon. Tanya Plibersek and Labor Candidate Susan Lamb on the Record on 101.5 2018-07-10

Photo above: Susan Lamb The Hon Tanya Plibersek with Announcer Matthew Breen.

Welcome to the Studios of 101.5 here in Caboolture to the Federal deputy leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister Education and Training and Women the Hon. Tanya Plibersek. You have represented Labor since 1998 as a member for the House of Representatives

On the back of the latest polls The ALP  is sitting on 49% your not a push over by any stretch of the imagination in this very important by election. An election should the LNP win it, would be described as a once in a century result you obviously would rather not happen.  You are in the Longman electorate with your Candidate for the Federal Seat of Longman in the Forthcoming Federal By Election set for July 28 in Susan Lamb welcome to you

Longman is on the cusp of great things with a high rate of migration to it from elsewhere in Australia wanting that great life we are well accustomed to, to live work and play. plentiful export potential in primary production and manufacturing as well as Tourism potential. what do you hope and will strive for Longman in years to come.

So far the Campaign pledges has amounted to Labor in Longman spending 132.9 million dollars to the Liberals 41.6 Million dollars, todays announcement on Labor's commitment to spend an additional 1.5 million (thats 1 million from federally and 500,000 dollars from the State Government) to build a Caboolture Training Ward at Caboolture TAFE could be described as your continued focus on the importance that TAFE has in the education system.

Labors  $1.5 Million to build hospital training ward at Caboolture TAFE

Labor will invest $1.5 million to build a brand new hospital training ward at Caboolture TAFE to skill up the nurses and health workers of tomorrow. 


The new mini hospital training ward will include state-of-the-art mannequins that simulate actual patients so students get experience as close to reality as possible. 


Labor’s candidate for Longman, Susan Lamb, said the investment was great news for Moreton Bay because demand was soaring across the region for courses in nursing and healthcare.


“As the National Disability Insurance Scheme gets up and running in our community, we’ll need hundreds of extra nurses and other health workers,” Ms Lamb said.


“I want locals to get those jobs, and I want them to get the best training right here at Caboolture TAFE.”


The Deputy Labor Leader, Tanya Plibersek, said the Liberals had cut a massive $3 billion from TAFE and training.


“Labor can afford to invest in Caboolture TAFE, because unlike the Liberals we aren’t giving a $17 billion of tax handout to the big banks,” Ms Plibersek said.


“Remember Susan’s opponent was part of the Campbell Newman regime that gutted Queensland TAFE – 2,300 staff were sacked and five TAFE campuses were sold off.


“Just like Malcolm Turnbull, Susan’s opponent thinks giving billions of dollars away to the big banks is more important than funding TAFE – the Liberals’ priorities are all wrong.


“If you want funding for TAFE instead of banks, then you have to vote for Susan and Labor.”


Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said state Labor had been working hard to rebuild TAFE Queensland after Campbell Newman’s horror cuts.


“The Palaszczuk Government’s $500,000 commitment to Caboolture TAFE is a commitment to the people of this region and the skills workers will need for the jobs of the future,” Ms Fentiman said.

“We will continue to support TAFE Queensland as the premier public provider of vocational education training in this state.

“The recent state budget provided up to $85 million for three years in the Advancing our Training Infrastructure election commitment, which will include upgrades at Pimlico, Toowoomba, Cairns, and Mt Gravatt, and within the regions of the Gold Coast and Redlands, including the Caboolture project.”

The Shadow Minister for Skills, TAFE and Apprenticeships, Doug Cameron, said only Labor believed that every Australian should have the opportunity to get a great education.


“That’s why we’re proud to support the health workers of the future to get the skills and training they need in Moreton Bay,” Mr Cameron said.


“Labor will make TAFE the centrepiece of our training system – by ensuring at least two thirds of training funding goes to TAFE, scrapping upfront fees for 100,000 TAFE students, and we’ve got a $100 million fund for new TAFE buildings.”


Federal Labor will invest $1 million the project.  Queensland Labor will invest $500,000.

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