Labor has recently launched its national campaign calling on the Turnbull Government to properly fund our preschools and end the uncertainty for families in the Hunter electorate.
The Turnbull Government’s lack of support for preschools means families and staff in the Hunter can’t plan for the future.
Since the first agreement was signed by Labor in 2008, preschool enrolment has increased from 77 per cent to almost 93 per cent.
The government know this and yet won’t commit to long-term funding despite being in office since 2013.Their priorities are all wrong. They would rather give a $65 billion handout to big business and the banks. This is not good enough for the future of our children.
The Turnbull Government needs to stop making excuses, commit long-term funding in the budget next month, and provide funding certainty for our preschools in the Hunter.
I remind people that nominations are officially open for the Hunter Volunteer Awards I’m hosting in conjunction with National Volunteers Week to recognise the immense value of our volunteers in the Hunter. I'm calling on community members to submit a nomination for individuals they believe deserve acknowledgment for their contribution as a volunteer.