While Mr Turnbull and the Liberals are giving big business and the banks an $80 billion handout, TAFE is being cut by a further $270 million in the 2018 Budget.
Newcastle now has 35 per cent fewer apprentices and trainees than we did when the Liberals came to power.
Commonwealth funding for training at TAFE has dropped by over a third in that time.
This cannot continue.
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