Kaye puts heat on Gulaptis to stand up for TAFE

Greens NSW MP Dr John Kaye fronts a placard waving group of Grafton TAFE students protesting against NSW Government plans to cut TAFE funding. Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner
Greens NSW MP Dr John Kaye fronts a placard waving group of Grafton TAFE students protesting against NSW Government plans to cut TAFE funding. Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner Tim Howard

STUDENTS gathered at the front of Grafton TAFE campus on Thursday to protest against State Government plans to cut TAFE funding.

NSW Greens MP Dr John Kaye addressed around 20 students and staff carrying placards warning them of the rising fees, job losses and restricted course offering that will come with the cuts.

He also called on local member, Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis to honour pre-election pledges he and other senior Nationals made to maintain TAFE funding.

Dr Kaye said Nationals leader Andrew Stoner and education minister Adrian Piccoli made the same pledge.

"Since coming to power the Nationals, together with their Liberal Coalition partners have broken every one of those commitments to TAFE," he said.

"They have cut the budget, reduced staff numbers and slashed courses."

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