Schools Funding Campaign Action Needed

Today, November 23, is a national day of action as part of the Gonski campaign.

We are asking all members to take a moment out of their day on Wednesday to either call or tweet the NSW Premier, Mike Baird, and tell him to keep up the fight to secure needs-based Gonski funding in our schools.

It is unlikely that the Federal Government will be able to repeal the Australian Education Act that enshrines Gonski funding in law. Instead, the Federal Government is now planning to dismantle the National Educational Reform Agreements that deliver Gonski funding in each state.

The NSW Government needs to know that the people of NSW expect it to continue its commitment and efforts to secure the needs-based Gonski funding model for all Australian schools.

You can call Premier Baird’s office on (02) 8574 5000. A sample script is provided below.

Alternatively, please join our Twitter action. Visit the Federation’s Twitter page at and retweet the Gonski campaign message pinned at the top of the feed.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Gonski campaign. For further information, visit


Sample Script:

Hello, my name is........................ . I’m a teacher/principal/parent in........................ .

Gonski funding is already doing great things in NSW schools. It is making a positive difference for our students, especially those who need extra support.

I want the Premier to know that I support the NSW Government’s fight to secure the fully funded Gonski model and encourage him and fellow MPs to continue their efforts until all schools and students in Australia are receiving equitable, needs-based funding.

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