Ross Vasta today announced that Government, Catholic and Independent schools throughout Bonner will have the funding certainty they need as a result of the Coalition Government investing an additional $2.8 billion over the next four years.


“Labor left school funding in a mess,” said Ross Vasta.


“Labor’s funding model was not national and it was not fair. In his last act as Education Minister, Bill Shorten ripped $1.2 billion from schools in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.


“The Coalition Government is providing every school with the funding certainty they need. We are delivering on our election commitments and delivering more funding than Labor committed. 


“We will put back the $1.2 billion in additional funding over the next four years that Labor took away and we will cut red tape and stop Canberra interference in schools.


 [Senator/Member] said the Government will also honour funding promised to non-government representative bodies for four years, including $55 million to Catholic Education Commissions and $110 million to the Association of Independent Schools.


“This is great news for parents and students in Bonner who were at danger of being short changed by Labor’s funding mess,” [he/she said].


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