This ABC story shows that Barr can’t count. Apparently he wants to close Melrose Primary and Chifley pre-school because of falling enrolments. Never mind that Chifley has actually had a dramatic increase in births in the past few years, with expectations that it will continue.
When asked about his inability to count babies as potential students in a few years, Barr said they might go to private schools. Well of course they bloody will, if you’ve closed the only public school within walking distance!
You can read full details, including the ABS data on which the story is based, at the Save Melrose and Chifley Pre-school website.