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O’Brien urges Labor to build new TAFE

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has called on the Andrews Labor Government to match the Liberal-Nationals commitment to a new TAFE campus in Sale.

Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Mr O’Brien said Labor had dithered for too long on TAFE facilities in the Wellington Shire.

Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships Steph Ryan, The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien and Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath were in Sale last week to announce the Liberals and Nationals' plan to relocate the old, run-down Fulham campus to a new site at the Port of Sale.

“The Labor Government must match the announcement last week by The Nationals and Liberals for a new TAFE campus at the port of Sale.

“The Fulham campus is falling down and inadequate, and after more than a decade of fighting, the Sale community has had enough and needs certainty on TAFE services going forward. 

“Labor needs to step up and match our commitment to a new campus in Sale.”

Mr O’Brien has been vocal since his election in 2014 that something must be done to improve access to further education in the Sale area.

“Under Labor we still have courses being closed, a drop in students in training across the state and no movement on a new campus for Federation Training in Sale.

“An elected Liberal and Nationals government will build a new TAFE campus at the Port of Sale site, but we shouldn’t have to wait when Labor could act now.”

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