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Speech: Funding education to create jobs

Speeches in Parliament
Mehreen Faruqi 12 Nov 2020

The Greens support this motion. With hundreds of thousands of jobs lost and more than a million people unemployed and already stagnant wages, it's clear that we need massive investment in secure, sustainable and rewarding jobs if we are to rebuild after this crisis into a just society. This can't be done without generational investment in education and training to equip people in communities with the skills that they need. Whether you're just leaving school, you're between jobs in a recession or you're looking to retrain, you have the right to a world-class education. Making TAFE and university fee-free for all and investing in resources and staff of our public education institutions is the vital first step to achieving this vision.

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