Senate debates

Monday, 19 June 2017

Questions without Notice


2:10 pm

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

Our decade-long reforms will invest more than $100 billion across government schools right around the country, ensuring the neediest schools get the greatest support. More than 4½ thousand Australian schools will see annual growth rates in excess of five per cent per student per annum. We will see funding for government schools grow from around $6.8 billion this year to $13.2 billion by 2027. That is growth of $6.4 billion over that time horizon. What it is doing is providing funding to go into those schools to provide the resources they need to help the students who need it most. It means greater support for teacher aides and for speech pathologists, assistance for students who need it, greater assistance for students with disability, greater assistance for Indigenous students. It is about delivering the type of needs based model that David Gonski recommended and it is delivering it through the Turnbull government's legislation, which David Gonski himself has endorsed to this Senate.


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