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Labor’s shameful schools tax hits Victorian families hard

Victorian Labor’s shameful schools tax which passed the Victorian Parliament last night will mean lost jobs for teachers and higher fees for parents. 

This is a prejudiced, ideological attack on Victorian parents who choose to send their children to non-government schools, including those of faith, which make up more than one third of all Victorian schools. 

Labor’s schools tax will place enormous financial pressure on low-fee non-government schools which provide families with a choice of education across Victoria.  

Most families which send their children to a non-government school aren’t wealthy; they simply want to choose the type of education they believe is right for their child. Many parents work second jobs and make other big sacrifices to pay school fees. 

I condemn the Albanese Government and Education Minister, Jason Clare, for failing to stand up for Victorian independent and non-government schools on such an important issue.  

Under the most extreme left-wing Prime Minister in living memory, Mr Albanese has demonstrated, yet again, his failure to put students and their families first.   

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