Liberals in NSW, SA sell-out on additional public school funding

Published: Comments:
Australian Government Education & Schools Money & Finance Political Queensland Government

Social:   

A humiliating backdown on public school funding by Liberal governments in New South Wales and South Australia will make it more difficult for Queensland to secure additional public school funding, Education Minister Grace Grace said.

“New South Wales and South Australia have put party politics before public schools by signing education funding agreements with the Morrison Government that fail to secure additional federal funding for public schools similar to the $1.2 billion slush fund provided to non-government schools,” Ms Grace said.

“By signing up to their respective agreements, both state governments have let the Morrison Government off the hook from providing a similar funding boost for public schools.

“While I don’t begrudge non-government schools receiving additional funding, we want to ensure public schools also receive equivalent funding increases.

“New South Wales and South Australia have now made it more difficult for Queensland to get a deal that puts all schools on a level playing field.

“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to advocate for our public schools to receive their fair share of additional funding commensurate with the Morrison’s Government’s special deal for private schools. However, our efforts have now been compromised by the forced surrender of New South Wales and South Australia to the Morrison Government.”

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
The Honourable Grace Grace

 
Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training :
PO Box 15033, City East Qld 4002, Brisbane
07 3237 0111
Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Class of 2018 receives final results 15 December 2018 | Minister for Education Grace Grace has congratulated more than 48,000 Year 12 graduates from across Queensland who have received their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OP scores. More information...
Christmas comes early for new Baringa State Primary School 14 December 2018 | Two additional buildings have been completed at the new Baringa State Primary School in Caloundra South, ready for the start of the 2019 school year. More information...
$107 billion education funding agreement for Queensland state schools 13 December 2018 | A bilateral education funding agreement signed today between the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments will see a record $107.3 billion invested in Queensland’s state schools over the next 10 years. More information...
Full STEaM ahead for Coolum State High School’s new science building 29 November 2018 | Coolum State High School students are one step closer to discovering the wonders of the universe with construction of a new science facility imminent. More information...
Learning centre on the horizon at James Nash State High School 29 November 2018 | Education Minister Grace Grace has announced contractor Evans Built Pty Ltd will start work soon to construct a $4.96 million learning centre at James Nash State High School in Gympie. More information...
Queensland finalists discover science to STEM success 22 November 2018 | Education Minister Grace Grace has today congratulated 10 outstanding Queensland educators, schools and students who have been named as finalists in the 2018 Indigenous STEM Awards, managed by CSIRO and funded by... More information...
Liberals in NSW, SA sell-out on additional public school funding 08 November 2018 | A humiliating backdown on public school funding by Liberal governments in New South Wales and South Australia will make it more difficult for Queensland to secure additional public school funding, Education... More information...
State schools to pilot new plastic recycle scheme 02 November 2018 | Thirty (30) Queensland state schools will be part of a pilot project to explore the best ways for schools to participate in the recently launched Container Refund Scheme, Education Minister Grace Grace announced... More information...
Praise on the menu for tireless volunteers 01 November 2018 | Education Minister Grace Grace today thanked the countless number of tuckshop workers and volunteers who’ve dedicated their time to Queensland state schools. More information...
Schools shine at the 2018 Showcase Awards 30 October 2018 | Education Minister Grace Grace congratulated the 11 award winners who demonstrated their contribution to improving educational outcomes for students through innovative programs, leadership and education support... More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service