LABOR WILL DELIVER $14 MILLION IN EXTRA FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN DARWIN AND PALMERSTON

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26 Oct, 2018

LABOR WILL DELIVER $14 MILLION IN EXTRA FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN DARWIN AND PALMERSTON

The Member for Solomon Luke Gosling says local public schools will be over $14 million better off under a Shorten Labor Government.

 

“Parents and teachers will be able to find out how much extra funding their local public school will get and what a difference this will make for their kids,” Mr Gosling said.

 

“A new website – www.fairgoforschools.com.au – will give each school an estimate of the extra funding it can expect in the first three years of Labor’s plan.

 

“Labor will provide an extra $14 billion for public schools to deliver the biggest school investment in Australian history.

 

“Every student in every public primary and high school in Darwin and Palmerston will be better off under Labor’s plan, including:

 

Palmerston College                         $1,340,000 better off

Darwin High School                        $1,170,000 better off

Casuarina Senior College             $930,000 better off

 

 

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

 

“Our extra investment will give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

 

“Over the last five years all the Liberals have done is attack public schools and slash their funding.

 

“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. Labor is prioritising our kids’ futures by investing in schools.”

 

Authorised by Luke Gosling ALP Darwin