Everyone has a right to accessible and affordable education, whether you are leaving school, changing careers or looking to gain new skills and knowledge. Education enriches all stages of our lives. The opportunity to learn unlocks our potential, reduces inequality and allows us to live a good life. Guaranteeing universal access to education helps us build a just society and prepare for a brighter future.
But under successive Liberal and Labor governments, billions have been cut from school funding. Our childcare services are under pressure and our universities and TAFEs are being slowly deregulated and privatised, at the expense of both students and teachers.
The Greens will:
- Introduce free childcare so every family can access early childhood education
- Fully fund public schools and scrap state school service fees
- Scrap tuition fees for university and TAFE so you don’t have to take on a massive debt just to get a higher education