Labor’s appeal for its base

Sunday’s campaign announcement of a bunch of money for TAFE and unis is a hit with some unions

The Australian Education Union which represents many TAFE teachers is pleased.

“This announcement places TAFE at the centre of the Federal Election debate. Voters will have a clear choice when they head to the polls,” federal president Correna Haythorpe says.

The NSW Community and Public Sector Union judges, “Labor’s announcement one step closer to rebuilding TAFE.”

In contrast the National Tertiary Education Union was quick to comment Sunday that, the “funding boost” was welcome “but not enough.”