Gonski Reforms & Goldstein

June 2013

Local schools stand to gain $62.6 mil from education funding

Public schools in the Goldstein electorate stand to gain a total of $62.6 million over the next six years with the introduction of the Gonski reforms. Figures recently published by the Federal Government show that on average local state primary schools will benefit by an average $2.4million while the 3 secondary schools, Brighton, McKinnon and Sandringham, gain  $6.2million.  In contrast, funding cuts by Tony Abbott’s Coalition will worsen the growing inequality in our schools.

“’The Greens would fund education reform properly, rather than backload money to the end of a 6-year phase-in.” says Rose Read, Greens candidate for Goldstein  “Otherwise a whole generation of students will miss out. Fewer teachers means worse outcomes for local kids.”

“Expanding education opportunities for all is the best investment we can make. With the Greens it won’t come at the expense of funding for universities or TAFE.”

The Greens will provide fully costed policy proposals in coming weeks

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Margie Beavis, Campaign Manager: mjbeavis@bigpond.net.au | 0401 99 56 99

Rose Read, Candidate: rose.read@vic.greens.org.au | 0409 132 338
For campaign updates:
www.facebook.com/rosereadgreens

The Goldstein electorate covers Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Black Rock, Brighton East, Caulfield South, Cheltenham, Elsternwick, Glen Huntly, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Ormond and Sandringham.

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