QUEENSLAND STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM $855 MILLION FUNDING BOOST WITH LABOR

Every child in Queensland will have a better education with Labor's Your Child. Our Future plan for Australia's schools announced by Bill Shorten.

Labor will reverse Malcolm Turnbull's cuts to education, meaning Queensland students would benefit from an extra $855 million in targeted Federal investment in the 2018-19 school years.

Shadow Minister for Education, Kate Ellis, said that Queensland students deserve an education system which gives them the individual support they need to reach their full potential, and only Labor had a plan to do this.

"With Labor's Your Child. Our Future needs-based funding plan, Queensland students will be given better targeted resources, better trained teachers, and more of the one-on-one support we know makes a real difference to learning outcomes," Ms Ellis said.

"Your Child. Our Future puts evidence and transparency at the heart of school funding, meaning that parents can have confidence that school funding is actually making a difference to student results.
Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Youth, Sam Dastyari, said Federal Labor would work with the Queensland Government to undo the damage caused by Campbell Newman and Malcolm Turnbull.

"Malcolm Turnbull wants to rip the guts out of Queensland schools by cutting $6 billion over the next decade.

"The LNP's cuts are the equivalent of sacking one in seven teachers - locking in inequality and an uncertain future for every Queensland school.

"If Queensland students are to have the skills they need for the future economy, they need investment, not cuts. Only Labor has a plan for the future of Queensland schools, including the $855 million investment over two years announced yesterday."

Ensuring Australia's workforce is ready for the jobs of the future begins in schools - Your Child. Our Future will build the education system our children, and our nation, need.

Labor's plan has been costed by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office.

 

THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE

SENATOR SAM DASTYARI
SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR SCHOOL EDUCATION AND YOUTH
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES