Thank God for the ABC. It appears to be the only media that is concerned (except for Alan Jones) about the training of our young people and the destruction of TAFE when it put to air on Sunday, 23 October, the report “TAFE decline”. What is happening in the country is that TAFE is closing down colleges. At Newcastle TAFE they cut the shipbuilding trade course and students now have to go to Sydney. This is just the tip of the iceberg. What was alarming, there was not one voice from the NSW Labor Opposition in the report. I think the perfect spokesperson should have been Trish Doyle the member for Blue Mountains. She was first elected to Parliament in 2015 with a swing of 18.7 per cent. As a former teacher she is passionate about education and has first-hand experience on how education can better the lives of young people on the bottom rung of society. If the ALP wants to win the next state election it has to push TAFE, which it did not do last time, and Trish Doyle is the perfect person.