Scones and Scolding

Parents Rally Over Education Cuts

Scones and Scolding

WA Premier Mark McGowan has been heckled by Country Women's Association (CWA) members for refusing to back down on education cuts - but they still gave him a basket of scones!

Hundreds of people marched to parliament and held up signs against the closure of various rural education services, in what was the first rally for the CWA in 94 years.

CWA state president Heather Allen said the government should reverse all the cuts to education and leave the state's agricultural colleges alone. She says the cuts came at a time when people were starting to understand the importance of agriculture, food production and "the whole paddock to plate delivery".


Mr McGowen has blamed the previous Barnett government for leaving WA in a financial mess.

"It's not something we wanted to do but it is a very difficult financial environment that was forced upon the state by our predecessors," Mr McGowan said.