Kay Hallahan

Kay Hallahan

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    Opposition leader 'gutless' over education policy

    5/02/1993 12:00 AM
     
     
    Opposition Leader Richard Court was 'gutless' for failing to launch an education policy, Education Minister Kay Hallahan said today.
     
    Speaking on the last day of the 1993 election campaign, Mrs Hallahan said Mr Court had failed to spell out the detail of the Opposition's education plans - the second biggest area of Government spending after health at $1,046 million.
     
    "Quality education is vital to every Western Australian family, yet the Opposition policies remain a mystery," she said.
     
    Mrs Hallahan said the Opposition had been dishonest in not revealing its intention to abandon the introduction of the full-time pre-primary program for five-year-olds earlier in the campaign.
     
    "Thousands of five-year-olds will miss out on the chance of full-time pre-primary under a Liberal Government," she said.
     
    "This is an important question of social equity which Mr Court has glibly dismissed."