More funding for our local schools

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today welcomed an agreement between the Federal Labor Government and the NSW Liberal Government to inject $5 billion into NSW schools.

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Under the new plan the Federal Government will invest $2 for every $1 the NSW Government contributes to education.

“This is great news for our local schools and our local community,” Mr Clare said.

“Education is the key to success. It gives our children the skills and knowledge they need to get the great jobs of the future.

“This new agreement will mean on average an extra $1.5 million for every local school.

“This will make a massive difference for children in our local area.”

Under the new agreement, NSW schools will receive an additional investment totalling around $5 billion over six years. Of this, the Federal Government will contribute 65 per cent and the NSW Government 35 per cent.

This agreement will drive long term improvements in our schools and deliver better outcomes for our students. It means more money:

  • To help improve reading and writing;
  • For specialist language teachers; and
  • To ensure schools have enough money for the teaching resources and modern equipment they need.

Media contact: Chris Zogopoulos 9790 2466