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We have an opportunity to use revenue generated through Labor's Foreign Buyers Tax to reverse 'Mean' McGowan's education cuts.


We need just four more votes in order to pass an amendment in State Parliament which would see all of the McGowan Government's remaining education cuts reversed.

Outstanding cuts include:

  • Raids on the Agricultural Farm Provisions Trust;
  • The privatisation of six camp schools and Landsdale Farm School;
  • The closure of the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre;
  • Cuts to the Boarding away from Home Allowance;
  • Cuts to Community Kindergartens

We now have the support of the Liberal Party and Shooters and Fishers for our amendment, giving us a total of 14 votes. We need just four more votes to overturn these cuts. 

Join us in the fight to reverse the remaining cuts to education by contacting One Nation, The Greens and the Liberal-Democrats Members in the Legislative Council and ask them to support our amendment to Labor's Foreign Buyers Tax.

Who to contact:

Colin Tincknell MLC (One Nation)
9486 8106
L1, Sterling House, 8 Parliament Place
West Perth WA 6005

Charles Smith MLC (One Nation)
9250 7901
13/9 The Avenue
Midland WA 6056

Robin Scott MLC (One Nation)
9093 1455
99 Burt St
Boulder WA 6432

Aaron Stonehouse MLC (Liberal-Democrats)
9226 3550
L1, Sterling House, 8 Parliament Place
West Perth WA 6005

Alison Xamon MLC (The Greens)
9486 8010
L1, 7 Harvest Terrace
West Perth 6005

Robin Chapple MLC (The Greens)
9486 8255
PO Box 94
West Perth WA 6872

Diane Evers MLC (The Greens)
9486 8070
G, 7 Harvest Terrace
West Perth WA 6005

Tim Clifford MLC (The Greens)
9274 8484
1/36 The Crescent
Midland WA 6056

Not sure what to write? Click here to download a template letter. Simply fill in your details and send by email to as many MPs as you wish.

Our proposition

The Nationals WA are calling on the McGowan Government to reverse all remaining education cuts through revenue generated through its new Foreign Buyer's Tax.

Our amendment to the legislation means The Nationals WA will support the legislation only after the government commits to using part proceeds of this tax to:

  • Reverse their $30 million cuts to education
  • Continue the operation of all camp schools, Landsdale Farm School, Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre and restore the 20% raided from the Agricultural Farm Provisions Trust.

The facts 

  • A 4% Foreign Buyers Tax would raise $73 million
  • Labor’s new 7% Foreign Buyers Tax will raise $123 million
  • Freezing TAFE fees will cost $23 million
  • Reversing all outstanding education cuts will cost less than $30 million
  • At a tax rate of 7%, the McGowan Government can freeze TAFE fees and reverse remaining education cuts and still walk away with $68 million in revenue