The Teachers Union off a Scoresheet
I was on the train this morning (hehe...I got a seat as well...something to cheer about), and had a certain Phil Bradley sitting next to me. Phil Bradley is of course the Assistant General Secretary (Post School Education) of the NSW Teachers Federation.
In fact he was also standing next to me on the platform. He has a suitcase with stickers such as:
- I love my ABC and I vote
- Reconciliation: It's up to us
- Hands off Jabiluka!
- Public Education: blah blah
I think that you all get the picture. Anyway, he had in his hand a print out of something titled Lindsay Electorate 2004. From memory, this electorate is Federal and sits in the Governments hand at the moment (Jackie Kelly is the Representative).
Anyway, why am I writing about this guy? Well he seemed to have an interview with a radio station of some sorts. His first question seemed like a Dorothy Dixer - he had the response written up on the back of the Lindsay papers. He simply read the answer off the page and into the mobile he was talking to.
He also seemed to blame the Federal Government for the fact that 40,000 students are turned away each year from TAFE due to heigh learning costs (I think he quoted thousands of dollars). Never mind that TAFE is a State Government responsibility. And he couldn't resist having a dig at the proposed National IR changes. Never mind that the substance hasn't been put forward by the Federal Government. My guess is he was being interviewed by someone at the ABC. Remind me to check their website tommorrow.
Who says that the ABC isn't biased?