"The "fair funding|Now!" solution

Issue The Solution

Every child has a right to a quality education and the opportunity to learn and fair funding for public schools is the best way to help them get it.  We are calling on all political parties to support the following:

  • Reverse the $1.9 billion cut to public schools in 2018 and 2019 ($14 billion over the decade).

  • Agreements should be struck between the Commonwealth and the states and territories to ensure every public school is funded to 100% of the schooling resource standard (SRS) by 2023.

  • Remove the 20% cap on the Commonwealth share of the SRS from the Australian Education Amendment Act.

  • Establish a capital fund for public schools ($300m in 2018 and increase each year in line with enrolment growth and rising costs) to ensure all students are educated in classrooms and learning spaces where their needs can be met.

  • Reverse the cuts to disability funding in five states and territories

As the alternative government, Labor has pledged to reverse the $14 billion of public school cuts and stop kids missing out.