Illustration: Mark Lynch
Illustration: Mark Lynch Mark Lynch

Cowper Chat: Candidates talk education

WE'VE put the hard questions to our Cowper candidates about a number of key issues in the lead-up to the Federal election on July 2.

Welcome to the first of our Cowper Chat series where The Advocate sat down with incumbent Federal Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, Labor candidate Damian Wood and Greens candidate Carol Vernon about their plans for our electorate.

Health, unemployment and jobs, seniors, MP's wages and what the candidates and their parties intend to roll out within their first 100 days are among the seven questions that were asked.

Each instalment will focus on one question each week until the electorate goes to the polls. 

The final two question episodes will air on Monday June 27 and Friday July 1.

Today, we asked our three candidates about their plans for education policy if elected.

Mr Hartsuyker addressed the issue of Gonski reform by quoting the man himself:

Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Luke Hartsuyker on plans for education.
Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Luke Hartsuyker on plans for education.

Mr Wood spoke of the importance of fully funding the Gonski plan for the future of education in Copwer and Australia:

Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Damian Wood on plans for education.
Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Damian Wood on plans for education.

Carol Vernon plans to implement a range of education policies to suit people of all ages and in all learning institutions from schools to TAFE:

Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Carol Vernon on plans for education.
Cowper Chat: Candidates on education: Carol Vernon on plans for education.