Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It seems that we value mining companies making profits to be mostly exported overseas more than investing in public education. According to Environment Victoria fossil fuel subsidies and handouts in Australia amount to more than $10 billion per year, while government schools receive only $4.1 billion each year.
The other issue is that subsidies to the fossil fuel and mining industries distorts the 'free market forces'. New coal mines and other mining ventures would not be developed so rapidly without these subsidies.
Cutting the subsidies would also enable funding for the Gonski education reforms. This would be an investment in the education of our children, a valuable investment in our future.
So join Environment Victoria's campaign and sign their petition by May 14, 2013.