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NSW Teachers Federation welcomes Labor's budget reply

NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding, NSW Teachers Federation Acting President Gary Zadkovich said.

The Federation has developed a school-by-school comparison revealing how much each NSW school will lose in 2018 and 2019, if the Turnbull government reneges on the signed NSW Gonski agreement. This analysis compares data from the federal government’s School Funding Estimator website, and NSW Government data obtained via a GIPA (formerly Freedom of Information) request that details the federal government’s funding obligations under the current funding agreement.

The Federation welcomed Labor’s budget reply announcement of greater investment in public schools and TAFE.

“Labor’s pledge to boost investment in TAFE by $637 million, and guarantee at least two thirds of public vocational education funding for TAFE, are important steps toward rebuilding the TAFE system," Zadkovich said.


11 Nov 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
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10 Nov 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
100 scholarships for teachers in RMIT App Development with Swift online program News Image

100 online scholarships for teachers are on offer as part of the new RMIT App Development with Swift curriculum. The Online program starts on 20 November while a new vocational education short course will be taught on campus from February 2018. Read More

10 Nov 2017
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9 Nov 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Science experts 'walk the talk' to improve primary STEM learning News Image

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9 Nov 2017 | Australia
High schoolers take on futuristic space design challenge News Image

Ten high schools from Australia and New Zealand are one step closer to representing the Australasian region at the International Space Settlement Competition at Kennedy Space Centre as Space Design Competitions Australia announces finalists for the 2017 Australian Space Design Competition. Read More