School Funding

Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham are pushing ahead with the Government’s plan to cut school funding.

Labor introduced the Gonski needs-based funding model for schools because we want every child, in every school to get every opportunity they need to succeed, regardless of where they go to school.

But the Liberals want to dismantle Labor’s plan for investing in our schools.

They plan to cut more than $3.8 billion from our schools in 2018 and 2019.

Opportunity starts with a great education. Labor in government has always lifted investment in our schools and our literacy and numeracy rates are among the highest in the world.