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.

Banks Macarthur
Barton Mackellar
Bennelong Macquarie
Berowra McMahon
Blaxland Mitchell
Bradfield New England
Calare Newcastle
Chifley North Sydney
Cook Page
Cowper Parkes
Cunningham Parramatta
Dobell Paterson
Eden-Monaro Reid
Farrer Richmond
Fowler Riverina
Gilmore Robertson
Grayndler Shortland
Greenway Sydney
Hughes Warringah
Hume Watson
Hunter Wentworth
Kingsford Smith Werriwa
Lindsay Whitlam



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.

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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.

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