Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A letter to RMIT lecturer Peter Weiniger

I wrote the following leter to RMIT lecturer Peter Weiniger. The figures were obtained from my analysis of last year's budget.

Just a note on today's lecture about the education system.

You stated that the problem with the education system was "not enough funding", and I find this to be impossible to believe.

In Victoria, the amount allocated to education crept from $3.5bil in 1990 to $4.5bil in 1999.

Since Bracks was elected, this amount has blown out to $9 billion in the 2006-07 State budget.

It will be interesting to see how much is allocated in today's budget when it is released.