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Tony Abbott and the Liberal Party have once again confirmed they would rip billions of dollars from Australian schools by scrapping Labor’s Better Schools Plan.


In today’s Sunday Mail Tony Abbott has again demonstrated he is willing to play political football with our kids’ future and leave them in danger of falling behind.


"We've said we will just continue the existing system until we are confident we have a better system. And an affordable system"


Tony Abbott needs to come clean to Australian parents about why he won’t give every student in every Australian school the opportunity to reach their full potential and compete with the rest of the world.

Labor’s Better Schools Plan will ensure that every Australian kid, irrespective of where they live, which school they attend or their family background, gets the best possible education.

It will mean more individual attention for students who need it most.

And for those kids doing well, it will provide more opportunities to excel.

It will empower principals to make more decisions about their own schools.

While Tony Abbott continues his same old negativity, the Rudd Labor Government is committed to working constructively with all jurisdictions to help ensure no Australian students are left behind.

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