The Gonski Review was the most comprehensive investigation of the way our schools are funded in almost 40 years.
Headed by respected businessman David Gonski, it found that too many children were being denied the education they needed due to a lack of resources.
What did the Gonski Review recommend?
The Gonski review recommended that schools be funded according to the needs of their students and what was required to educate each one of them to a high standard.
Each school would get a base level of Commonwealth and state funding, plus additional money or loadings to take into account the school’s size and location and the individual needs of students (such as whether they are from a disadvantaged background or have a disability).
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Turnbull's 2017 funding plan to cut millions from NSW public Schools
Click here for a school-by-school breakdown of funding, comparing Turnbull's 2017 plan with the existing Gonski agreement.
2017 Gonski Funding - NSW public schools by federal electorate
This list details projected Gonski funding for schools in 2017, organised by electorate.
Dramatic intervention on school funding
In an unprecedented move, the head of NSW public education has been compelled to urgently write today to every public school principal in the state, instructing them not to rely upon or trust the funding figures released by the Turnbull Government.
Mr Mark Scott, NSW Department of Education Secretary, wrote:
“I am aware that the Commonwealth Education Minister has written to you with an estimate of the funding increases that your school will attract from the latest announcement. You should not rely on these figures for future planning or budgeting purposes.”
It is now clear that the Turnbull Government’s funding figures are a smokescreen for huge cuts to public schools, where every child and every school will lose.
Click here for Mark Scott's email to principals.
Data shows NSW public schools to lose millions under Turnbull funding plan
NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding, Acting Federation President Gary Zadkovich said today.
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.
Federal Budget robs NSW public school students of proper support
Last night's federal Budget confirms the Turnbull government intends to abandon genuine needs-based schools funding, Federation Acting President Joan Lemaire said today.
Under the six-year National Education Reform Agreement (NERA) signed between Commonwealth and NSW in 2013, all NSW public schools would have achieved the Schooling Resource Standard by 2019, but the Turnbull government's plan to dishonour the Gonski agreement and spread less money over 10 years means schools might never meet the standard and will remain under-resourced.
Turnbull schools funding plan denies learning opportunities to NSW children
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NSW Parliament Stands up for Gonski
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Turnbull’s “Alternative Facts” on schools funding
Call for Baird government's school funding legacy to continue
TIMSS report confirms Gonski findings
It's time to go the full Gonski
Birmingham must abandon plans to scrap Gonski
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Coalition policy, not Gonski model, is 'corrupt'
Principals call on Turnbull Government to fund Gonski beyond 2017
Turnbull’s school funding plan will favour private schools
A child's future is worth voting for
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Gonski Week to highlight danger of Coalition schools cuts
Gonski gets a guernsey from Bowen during Press Club debate
Teachers volunteer their time for the future of Gonski funding
Gonski campaign focuses on local action
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Importance of Gonski drives ad blitz
Labor pledges to extend Gonski in 'education election'
You don't get innovation by cutting education
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Turnbull must not abandon public schools
Resources delayed are resources denied
Gonski campaign goes door-to-door
Stick to the signed Gonski deal, say NSW Presidents
Show Your Support For Gonski During National Sign-Up Week
New evidence that Gonski turned around glaring inequities
Research on inequality shows the importance of Gonski funding
Help change a system that allows half the students with disability no access to funded support
Aboriginal students thriving with needs-based Gonski funding
Labor's Gonski announcement welcomed: Turnbull must now match or better
Federation calls on Turnbull to match Labor's Gonski announcement
Gonski-driven RAM has changed education landscape for the better
Bowen re-affirms importance of Gonski funding model
Old funding model widens performance gap
Gonski Week ends on optimistic note
Government must be held to account on poor spending efforts
Gonski week accelerates campaign
Turnbull Government should fully fund Gonski model
NSW Teachers Federation pushes Gonski funding campaign in Wollongong
Disability Day Of Action - tell Abbott we can wait no longer
Education Minister Pyne misleads NSW citizens with policy announcement
Much to learn from Gonski's approach
Increased Gonski funding will benefit students
Gonski funding credited for school improvement
We won’t close Indigenous education gap without needs-based Gonski funding
Federal government seeks to delay implementation of students with disability (SWD) loading
Support at LaST
NSW Premier Mike Baird must fight against funding cuts
Protect the Gonski low SES funding loading for public school students
Promote Gonski's value with your MP
Gonski Week engages community in campaign
Gonski funding delivers for at-risk students
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