Education Minister M.I.A in time of need

Tasmanian Labor

With the most unsettling start to the school year in living memory on the horizon, Education Minister Sarah Courtney has gone for a holiday.

Shadow Education Minister Josh Willie said it was unbelievable that the Minister had gone overseas at such a crucial time in the lives of many Tasmanians.

“Right now across the state people are anxious about schools going back,” Mr Willie said.

“Yet instead of having her feet on the ground in Tasmania the Minister has decided now is the right time to jet off overseas for a vacation.

“Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff does not need the added burden of the education portfolio while he tries to manage a health system under immense pressure.

“This is a complete failure of leadership from the Premier and Tasmanians deserve better at this crucial time.”

Josh Willie MLC

Shadow Minister for Education and Early Years

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