Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, today announced that Government, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Wright will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the Coalition Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years.
Labor left school funding in a mess. Not only is Labors model unfair and confusing, it clearly lacks the transparency and integrity that a robust national schools model must have, said Mr Buchholz.
In his last act as Education Minister, Bill Shorten ripped $1.2 billion from schools in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia after failing to secure a national agreement.
The Coalition Government will restore the $1.2 billion funding cut by Labor bringing total additional school funding over the next four years to $2.8 billion ensuring no State or Territory misses out.
Scott Buchholz said the Government will also honour funding promised to non-government representative bodies for four years, including $55 million to Catholic Education Commissions and $110 million to the Association of Independent Schools.
This is great news for parents and students in Wright who were at danger of being short changed by Labors funding mess, said Mr Buchholz.