Senate debates

Monday, 19 June 2017

Questions without Notice

Schools

2:04 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Wong, I hope the Greens vote for our proposal. I hope all the crossbench vote for our proposal, because this is the best reform to school funding that Australia will have seen in a generation. We will be returning to the original vision of Mr David Gonski for genuine, transparent, nationally consistent needs based funding.

So I would welcome the support of the Greens for this proposal that sees an additional $18.6 billion over the 10 years to 2027—$11.9 billion in extra money to government schools, $2.8 billion more money to Catholic schools and $3.8 billion more money to independent schools. Every single element of every single system within the broader school system will benefit from Senator Birmingham's proposal. (Time expired)

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