First, Jeff Kennett closed primary schools. Now Premier Baillieu is taking money from TAFEs.
Is this a Liberal vision of our future where only the privileged and well-off will have access to schools? How can we achieve economic growth without an educated workforce? What is a future for Victorians and country towns without accessible education?
This is a very good example that government can't be run as a business. It is a government duty to secure our economic growth and create employment opportunities for future generations.
As one of the richest and industrialised countries in the world, it is an absolute disgrace that people we have elected are now subjecting voters to the policies of social-educational vandalism.
Where is the logic to cut funds from well-established and highly reputable TAFEs supported by excellent facilities with highly experienced teachers and trainers?
In whose interest is this government policy working, because this is not in the interest of the electorate or state.
Janusz Godyn, Ringwood
Re: Painful wait confirms tardy taxi service
The solution to waiting times is a single-owner driver model without investors or operators.
Keeping taxis in the suburbs can be initiated by shared travel services in shuttles instead of a 52-seat bus with three people on board.
The Fels recommendation will let the industry innovate and move to an integrated transport system providing desperately needed community links. If you take out the profit takers, taxis all of a sudden become affordable.
Peter Erwin (via web)