Fair Funding for Australian Schools

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Fair Funding for Australian Schools

Labor will deliver an extra $14 billion for public schools over the next decade, with an extra $3.3 billion flowing in the first three school years alone.

For public schools in each state and territory, over the first three school years alone, that means:

The extra $14 billion for public schools is the equivalent of more than:

· 13,000 extra teachers.

· 23,000 extra teacher aides.

This will transform public schools across Australia and give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential – no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

As a condition of this funding, Labor will require State and Territory governments also invest strongly in their schools and sign up to a national plan to improve schools with clear and ambitious goals and targets.

Labor wants every public school to reach 100 per cent of its fair funding level, and we will work with the States and Territories to achieve this.

Labor's Fair Funding for Schools will cost $3.9 billion over the first three school years and over $14 billion over the decade. 

We will pay for it by making multinationals pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes used by the top end of town.