Ross Vasta MP

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

A new schools funding estimator is set to help parents, teachers, principals and school communities in the Bonner electorate see exactly how they stand to benefit from the Turnbull Government’s new $18.6 billion needs-based schools funding plan.

Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta said the new online estimator showed that schools across the local area would benefit from a funding increase of $21.3 million between 2017 and 2021.

“This new estimator will give parents, teachers and principals the information they need about our needs-based funding plan to make long-term plans for the future of each child and each school,” Mr Vasta said.

“I’m pleased to report that all 44 schools in my electorate will benefit from increased funding under our new funding plan,” Mr Vasta said.

“Our plan invests an additional $21.3 million of needs-based funding into Bonner schools over the next four years. We’re delivering long-term funding certainty for schools and communities and ensuring everybody is treated fairly and equitably.

“Our plan factors in the background, family life, levels of disability and socioeconomic status of each student and school to ensure funding is truly needs-based and fair.

“We’re delivering the real ‘Gonski’ needs-based funding model that Labor didn’t.

“Everyone can see for themselves exactly how our plan will benefit their school by visiting and clicking through to the Schools Funding Estimator.”

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government’s plan would transform Australian schools. 

“Our plan will set students on the path to academic excellence and achieve real needs-based funding for students from all backgrounds, in every town and city, in every region and state, in every classroom,” Minister Birmingham said. 

Further details of the Turnbull Government’s Quality Schools reform package are available at: 

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