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8 March, 2018

Federal Government Funding for Schools

- We're growing funding by more than $1 billion each and every year for Australian schools. That means more specialist teachers and resources for students

- Only the Coalition can be trusted to guarantee funding for the services Australia needs

- The Turnbull Government is delivering real, needs-based funding support for students. Students with greater needs will attract higher levels of funding from the Commonwealth

- Our plan for schools throws out the 27 special deals Bill Shorten stitched up that favoured some states and school sectors over others

- The Quality Schools package means fairer, simpler and more sustainable funding for Australian schools

- Everyone can see exactly what our plan means for schools school by visiting our funding estimator at www.education.gov.au/qualityschools

- Based on current estimates, recurrent Commonwealth funding to ALL schools across Australia will increase by $4.0 billion, a 22.2% increase from 2017–18 to 2020–21.

- Recurrent Commonwealth funding to government schools will increase by $2.0 billion by 2020–21, a 28.1% increase from 2017–18

- Recurrent Commonwealth funding to non-government schools will increase by $2.0 billion by 2020–21, a 18.4% increase from 2017–18

We know that while strong level of funding is important, what’s more important is how that funding is used. That’s why the Coalition has asked David Gonski and a panel of education experts to make recommendations about how schools should use record and growing funding we’re delivering to best support their students.More information on the Turnbull Government’s school funding can be found at: https://www.education.gov.au/quality-schools-package-factsheet

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