Steve Attkins shares his opinion about TAFE MidCoast LGA (overall news) by NOTA - March 17, 2015 Independent Candidate for the seat of Myall Lakes, Steve Attkins is concerned for education prospects in the region. Steve Attkins “It’s so disappointing to see an institution such as TAFE be politicised,” said Steve. “It has already had devastating consequences in our Manning and Great Lakes area. “None of us like the way our communities have been hollowed out, with so many youth missing,” continued Steve. The independent candidate’s plan favours a centralised regional education hub for universities to host online structured learning options for the region. In discussions with several universities, Steve sees a future for education in the Manning Valley and Great Lakes region.