NSW will be expected to contribute an extra $1.6 billion towards school funding reforms over the next six years and will be prevented from making further education cuts, under the plans announced by the federal government.
While some other Coalition-led states were quick to criticise the Gillard government’s plan on Sunday, NSW maintained its position of in-principle support for the school funding reforms sparked by the Gonski review.
NSW schools stand to reap an extra $5 billion under the proposals, more than any other state. Under the two-for-one funding split between the federal and state governments announced by Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sunday, this puts the O’Farrell government’s share at about $1.6 billion.
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