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Labor cry poor despite record State School funding

The Palaszczuk Labor Government must guarantee that every dollar of extra federal funding goes directly into schools to ensure better outcomes for our students. LNP Shadow Minister for Education Tracy Davis said claims by Kate Jones that Queensland would only receive an extra $1 million were false and scaremongering. “Labor’s part-time Education Minister Kate Jones is crying crocodile tears when she knows full well that in 2017-18 alone Queensland’s state schools will get an extra $115.6 million in extra Commonwealth funding,” Ms Davis said.


“At a time when Queensland NAPLAN results are flat lining or declining, it is imperative that every single cent goes towards achieving better student results.

 

“It is irresponsible of the Minister to continue to play politics with our children’s education.

 

“We can’t afford to let our kids down by wasting one cent of the extra funding. 

 

“It was the LNP that delivered the Great Results Guarantee that ensured funding went directly to schools.

 

“Only the LNP Government will create jobs and better manage our finances.”

 

 

Year

Funding increase

% Growth

2017 to 18

$115.6m

7.4%

18 to 19

$127.7m

7.6%

19 to 20

$165m

9.2%

20 to 21

$133m

6.8%

 

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