FAQ - Funding for schools
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
The Turnbull Government’s funding to schools is going to continue to increase from its current record levels, despite the scare campaign being peddled by the Australian Education Union.
Commonwealth funding to all school sectors, including government schools, grows every year – there are no cuts.
The Government’s plan boosts investment in public schools from $6.8 billion last year, to $7.4 billion this year, $8 billion next year and $13.3 billion in 2027.
Our needs-based funding plan means students that need the most support will get the most support with investment growing fastest for public schools at around 6.4% per student each year for the next four years.
Labor have not outlined their plan for public school funding. The Coalition is the only party with a fully funded and affordable plan that ensures money is needs-based and focuses on proven measures that will improve outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects.