Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Media Release

LYNHAM CALLS ON LNP NOT TO CUT SOMERSET HILLS GROUNDSMAN

4 JULY 2014

Labor candidate for Stafford Dr Anthony Lynham said the State Opposition would be urgently writing to the Education Minister about possible cuts to Somerset Hills State School ground staff.

“I was very concerned to learn that Somerset Hills State School could have their full-time groundsman cut as part of the LNP’s education cuts,” Dr Lynham said.

“Somerset Hills State School is a great school with a soccer field, cricket pitch and a running track, not to mention a 25 metre swimming pool.

“These facilities are not just used by students but they’re also made available for local sports, making them an important part of our local community.

“It’s also a really well-presented school, something the parents of students that attend the school tell me about all the time.

“A school like Somerset Hills needs a full-time groundsman to keep these facilities maintained for our local kids.

“If they’re not maintained, they’ll be forced to be shutdown, leaving the students and the local community without important areas for them to play sport and keep healthy.

“I have made contact with Labor’s Shadow Education Minister Yvette D’Ath, who has undertaken to urgently write to the LNP Education Minister to fix this problem and put in place a long-term solution.

“It’s not good enough that the LNP are sacking local health workers, and now they’re starting to cut vital services in our schools.

“I am determined to stand for the community of Stafford, which is why I will do everything possible to ensure the LNP overturns this decision.”

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