Hi Friend. Malcolm is passionate about this. That's why we're increasing taxpayer spending on it by 75%
Who starts a letter with Hi Friend?
A 50s Mormon preacher, a carpet-bagging spruiker or a sing-song kindergarten teacher spring to mind.
One of the above describes the Chairman and his letter flogging Gonski.
A "Friend" sent me the letter after she received it yesterday.
Government spending on education currently totals $90 BN PA - source http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/5518.0.55.001
Turnbull's going to add 75% to that annual bill - that's an extra $70 odd BILLION per year.
You'd reckon he'd have good reason for doing so.
A solid business case.
An unbeatable answer for the question "Why?"
The Chairman is glad you asked.
I’m passionate about the power of a great education. It can literally transform lives - and it certainly changed mine.
That’s why we’ve decided to increase federal government funding for schools by 75% over ten years.
Business cases were a bit weightier in my day Mal.