A change of government will mean $19.42 million extra for public schools in the Newcastle electorate between 2020-2022.

See what this means for your school below


Scott Morrison’s idea of a fair go is to cut $14 billion from public schools and hand billions extra to wealthy private schools. He has turned his back on kids in public schools. His plan will leave 99 per cent of public schools below a national resource standard and 99 per cent of private schools at that standard or above it.

These cuts hit hardest the kids who need our help the most. When you cut public school funding you cut funding for students with disability, you cut funding for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, you cut funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, you cut funding for students at risk of falling behind.

As the alternative government, Labor has pledged to reverse these cuts and stop kids missing out. It will make funding fairer and ensure children in public schools are given more support to achieve at a higher level and fulfil their potential. We need a government prepared to invest in our kids in public schools, not make it harder for them.

The facts on the Coalition's record on school funding.

Extra Funding For Local Schools Under A Labor Government

Callaghan College Wallsend Campus$1,430,000

School Name Extra Funding (Three Years from 2020)
Newcastle High School $1,340,000
Kotara High School $1,260,000
Lambton High School $1,230,000
Hunter School of the Performing Arts $1,160,000
Merewether High School $1,070,000
Callaghan College Jesmond Campus $960,000
Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus $830,000
The Junction Public School $530,000
Glendore Public School $530,000
New Lambton Public School $510,000
Wallsend South Public School $480,000
Maryland Public School $470,000
Belair Public School $450,000
Hamilton South Public School $420,000
New Lambton South Public School $390,000
Waratah Public School $380,000
Lambton Public School $370,000
Mayfield West Public School $360,000
Elermore Vale Public School $350,000
Adamstown Public School $330,000
Wallsend Public School $310,000
Shortland Public School $310,000
Merewether Heights Public School $300,000
Plattsburg Public School $290,000
Tighes Hill Public School $290,000
Kotara South Public School $280,000
Hamilton Public School $270,000
Stockton Public School $260,000
Mayfield East Public School $250,000
Newcastle Senior School $220,000
Heaton Public School $210,000
Jesmond Public School $210,000
Newcastle East Public School $200,000
Merewether Public School $170,000
Islington Public School $170,000
Hamilton North Public School $160,000
Newcastle Middle School $160,000
Waratah West Public School $120,000
Carrington Public School $120,000
Minmi Public School $100,000
Kotara School $100,000
New Lambton Heights Infants School $70,000

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