Senate debates

Monday, 19 June 2017

Questions without Notice

Schools

2:09 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

The New South Wales government system will see strong growth, as indeed will government school systems across the country and independent and Catholic school systems as well. If you look at it, New South Wales public schools will see an average growth of 4.9 per cent per student per annum under these reforms—well above inflation and well above wages growth.

What this translates to on a per-student basis in government schools in New South Wales is going from around $2,780 per student up to $4,422 per student in support. In Inverell High School—a school that I know will be dear to Senator Williams' heart—around 594 students will see significant funding growth, to some $6,113 per student in 2027. That is because it is a true needs based model that provides support to regional schools like Inverell High School to ensure they get the benefits and support that they deserve. (Time expired)

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