The O’Farrell-Stoner Government announced a $1.7 billion cut in education spending on 11 September 2012 and Nationals MP for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, told local media on 12-13 September that a) he wasn’t aware of these cuts before the minister announced them, b) fought against the cuts in the party room and c) he’s working to stop these cuts impacting on regional TAFEs.
Yet in down in Macquarie Street, Sydney, Gulaptis moved as one with the rest of government to stifle debate……
v Motion before the NSW Legislative Assembly on 11 September 2012:
That this House opposes today's unprecedented funding cuts to New South Wales public schools, Catholic schools, independent schools and TAFE colleges.
Chris Gulaptis votes not to accord this motion priority at approximately 3.34pm and it was not debated.
> v Motion before the NSW Legislative Assembly on 12 September 2012:
this House calls on the O'Farrell Government to reverse its unprecedented $1.7 billion in funding cuts to New South Wales public, Catholic and independent schools and TAFE colleges.
Chris Gulaptis votes not to accord this motion priority at approximately 3.36pm and it was not debated.