LABOR SCHOOL FUNDING SET TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

The effects of the Government’s cuts to the education system in the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands have been laid bare today.

New research from Macquarie University revealed inequality has increased Australia wide, with results showing public schools are worse off than non-government schools – especially those in disadvantaged areas.

These results are a direct impact of five years of Liberal attacks on public schools.

Schools across the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands have had their funding slashed.

The 2.5 million kids who go to public schools across our country have been let down.

Bill Shorten and Labor will fully reverse Scott Morrison’s cuts and invest record funding – so every school can be a great school.

Schools in our community will receive over $60 million over the first three years from 2020 – because the things that make a difference in our region’s schools, like individual attention and excellent teaching, require more funding.

Recently, Labor announced that a Shorten-Labor Government will invest an extra $14 billion in public schools – to deliver the biggest investment in public schools in Australian history.

That means that schools like:

  • Woonona High School in Cunningham will receive about $790,000 over the first three years alone. The total amount of additional funding for Cunningham schools is $18,290,000.
  • Bomaderry High School in Gilmore will receive about $900,000 over the first three years alone. The total amount of additional funding for Gilmore schools is $21,610,000.
  • Hayes Park Public School in Whitlam will receive about $590,000 over the first three years alone. The total amount of additional funding for Whitlam schools is $21,430,000.

That's $61,330,000 for Schools between Helensburgh in the North and Moruya in the South.

This will make a huge difference in our community. It will mean every child, in every school will get a great education – because the things that make a difference in our schools, like individual attention and excellent teaching, require more funding.