A commitment to invest $14.1 billion in state schools over a decade from 2020 places Bill Shorten and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in an even stronger position on education in the lead up to the next federal election.
Labor’s federal election commitment to invest $14.1 billion in our public schools rightfully returns public education as the priority of a future federal government. It recognises the importance of properly funding the system responsible for educating Australia’s 2.5 million public school students.
27 Sep 2018: Public school enrolments are forecast to increase by 23 times more than Catholic school enrolments over the next decade, raising hard questions about the assumptions behind the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school funding deal.
New figures suggest the poorest students in public schools are being short-changed by Government plans to pour several billion dollars more into the Catholic schools sector over the next decade. The figures have been provided to the Australian Education Union under Freedom of Information laws.
21 Sep 2018: Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to use more than $4 billion of taxpayer money to buy his way out of a political mess, while ignoring the needs of 2.5 million public school students across Australia.
QTU President: The Prime Minister’s contemptuous dismissal of genuine community concerns about the funding arrangements for state schools has added significant heat to the debate on fair funding for all schools...
21 Sep 2018: Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe said the nation’s 2.5 million public school students had been abandoned by the Morrison government, and now were counting on the states and territories to make sure that they do not sign inadequate public school funding deals.
20 Sep 2018: The Morrison government’s private school funding deal is a cynical attempt by the Morrison government to buy votes at the next election at the expense of our children in our public schools.