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Alexis Webb says: TAFE is essential to our community
Jarryd Mcallen says: Stop TAFE cuts now!
John Chambers says: Graduated Cert III in Electrotechnology in 1990, and been working the majority of that time. Not a bad investment.
Athena Withnall says: I deserve an education too
Susan Templeman says: With you all the way!
Julie-Anne Maguire says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Kylie says: Stop TAFE cuts!
Jodie Davis says: Funding of TAFE's nationally is imperative to ensuring good outcomes for both students and their employers, now or in the future.
M Edwards says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Robin Humphrey says: The dismantling of TAFE is stupid because it is denying young and older people of learning a trade and becoming useful and contributing members of our society. Stop and reverse previous cuts now.
Duncan McDonald says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
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Fletcher says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
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Sandra Lawrence says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
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Elliott says: Stop TAFE cuts
Paul Robson says: TAFE, too good to lose! Save TAFE from the neoliberals! Public not private!
Chery Gladman says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Greg says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Lorraine Withers says: Worked for years in Vic TAFE. Loved watching the students succeed. Now that doesn't happen anywhere near enough. Reinvigorate our world best TAFE system
Willie Mclean says: We need more young people going to tafe learning more trades and skills needed today.
BARRY (BARNEY) GARDNER says: Having done a trades course back in the 1970’s I know how important TAFE is!
Kristen says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Layton page says: Stop TAFE Cuts!
Lynette Stagg says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Emily says: Stop tafe cuts right now
Kellie-Anne Williams says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Suewellyn Kelly says: We don't need to just stop TAFE cuts, we need to add more funding to TAFE as TAFE should be a natural post-secondary education pathway for all people. We need to focus on education and not business.
Devett Kennedy says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Coral Lee says: Our whole family has been educated at TAFE which until recently was an excellent, affordable system. Please, please may it continue so that my grandchildren can also benefit from this type of education.
Jen Cuthbert says: TAFE creates an important and affordable link between education and the workforce for those who are not suited to university, or are unable to afford the costs of relocation to attend university - to cut funds is to leave some country areas with even higher unemployment rates.
Dominic Serafin says: TAFE will be my future, my means to a well paying job that will support the community. The same community the government has now chosen to undermine. I understand the statistic of a 25% reduction in enrolments can be a scary one for politicians to see, but the reinvestment into this organisation is the solution, not funding cuts. University is simply inaccessible to many with the soaring prices of courses (not that the government is aiding with those either), so TAFE has been the only option for many with affordable course prices and high quality training. If the middle class cannot afford to re-educate (or educate) themselves then the community will be polarised between those who are born in privilege and can afford education through university, and those surviving through low income jobs hoping for further education that won't be available due to the funding cuts of TAFE. Reevaluate Malcolm. Even the world you live in from your house to your electricity was built by tradesmen who got their qualifications from... well... need I say? Stop the cuts!
Kirsty Howson says: TAFE is the first step to getting a job. We need TAFE.
Timothy Sinclair says: Some vocational training is essential for those who do not want university training and do not want to be labourers. The TAFE teachers I have known have always impressed me by their professionalism.
Jessica Reid says: Bloody ridiculous what they're doing. Gutting courses and giving away much needed learning spaces for accountants! It's a PUBLIC institute!!!!!
Will Power says: Stop the privatization/destruction of TAFE and return all the stolen funding to a the TAFE quality education institution.
David Brown says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Robby Magyar says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Roma Schneider says: TAFE used to be a wonderful institution - it should be restored straight away!
Rebekah says: After just completing my own TAFE course, I am outraged that they are wanting to cut funding to such a fundamental supplier of trade-based education! I got my start through TAFE, and having also done university, I can say that TAFE is far more practical in providing workers with the hands on knowledge and skills to improve Australias work force! Stop the cuts!!
Johanna Supple says: Just started my apprenticeship and was going to start TAFE next year so have empathy for me and any other hairdressing apprentices
Jestin Samuel says: Stop TAFE Cuts Now!
Lucas Baker says: TAFE has helped me so much to achieve what I have achieved in the courses I have completed so far, including my current apprenticeship! If it wasn’t for TAFE I wouldn’t know how to weld on pipe in a difficult position.
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Susan Bailey says: I learned of this campaign by seeing people wearing your tshirts! More t-shirts please!
Guaranteeing a minimum 70% of VET funding
for TAFE will give Australia's TAFE institutions
certainty into the future

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