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More money for schools: Labor promise

Eden Monaro Mike Kelly MP

Funding possible by closing loopholes for corporate tax dodgers

OUR LOCAL PUBLIC schools will be almost $20 million better off under a Shorten Labor Government — we have committed to an extra $14 billion for public schools to deliver the biggest school investment in Australian history.

Parents and teachers can find out how much extra funding their local public school will get and what a difference this will make for their kids at a new website — — which provides an estimate of the extra funding each school can expect in the first three years of Labor’s plan.

Every student in every public school in Eden-Monaro will be better off under Labor’s plan, including:

  • Bungendore Public School $470,000
  • Braidwood Central School $440,000

Parents and teachers know what this could mean for their children: more one-on-one attention, an extra teacher or teacher’s aide. This funding will give schools the resources they need to help students master the basics such as reading, writing, maths, science; and offer a broader range of subjects including languages, coding, the arts, and vocational education.

Our extra investment will transform public schools across Eden-Monaro and give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

Australian schools should be the best in the world, and every Australian child deserves the best start in life. Labor believes that for parents to have real choice, governments have a responsibility to make sure our public schools are second to none.

But at the moment, because of Scott Morrison’s cuts, almost nine in ten public schools will never get to their fair funding level. Over the last five years all the Liberals have done is attack public schools and slash their funding.

Scott Morrison doesn’t think the 2.5 million students in the public school system deserve fair funding — he thinks he can get away with his cuts.

Labor can pay for better public schools because unlike the Liberals, we’re closing tax loopholes for the top end of town and making multinationals pay their fair share.

Scott Morrison’s record as Treasurer is three budgets of cuts to schools, all to pay for his tax handouts to the big banks and top end of town.

Labor has different priorities — we will crackdown on multinational tax avoidance and give our kids a better future by investing in schools.

At the next election there will be a clear choice for voters — Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberal’s cuts.


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