Malcolm Roberts-Palmer

Wayne Swan mentions “accessible education” as one of the major achievements of contemporary Australia (‘The 0.01%’, March). But education is only accessible when people can afford it. If the treasurer wants to put some truth around the notion of an egalitarian society, then surely offering low cost quality education options at all levels is a way to achieve that. This will encourage people from all walks of life to gain qualifications, which will in turn boost productivity by reducing skill gaps in our economy.

Malcolm Roberts-Palmer 

Reservoir, VIC