Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Local schools $32M worse off in Budget

Malcolm Turnbull has cut almost $32 million from our local schools in his unfair budget to pay for tax cuts to millionaires and big business.

Chester Hill High School will be the hardest hit, with $2.7m worth of cuts.

Local Federal MP Jason Clare said: “This will hurt our local kids and make it harder for them to get the education they deserve.”

“These cuts mean fewer teachers and less attention paid to our children, than they would have otherwise got.”

“These cuts prove just how out of touch Malcolm Turnbull is, he’s cutting funding for our schools to pay for tax cuts to millionaires and big business.”

More than $22 billion has been ripped from schools across Australia.

Malcolm Turnbull also made University and TAFE more expensive, ripping $2.8 billion from universities, and $2.5 billion from trades training.

Malcolm Turnbull’s school plan breaks the Gonski agreements that Labor introduced when last in Government, which would have seen funding for Blaxland public schools increase to over $37 million.

The full cuts to Blaxland public schools are listed below.

 

Schools

Labor's Gonski

Turnbull's Cuts

Chester Hill High School

3,103,911

-2,702,913

Bankstown Senior College

2,231,264

-2,075,206

Bankstown Public School

1,969,539

-1,730,742

Auburn West Public School

1,790,238

-1,584,209

Auburn Girls High School

1,797,562

-1,521,696

Blaxcell Street Public School

1,698,842

-1,481,959

Condell Park High School

1,650,411

-1,397,278

Bass High School

1,646,424

-1,396,363

Berala Public School

1,486,475

-1,276,350

Auburn Public School

1,363,449

-1,208,211

Birrong Girls High School

1,460,646

-1,205,260

Chester Hill Public School

1,306,843

-1,129,691

Sir Joseph Banks High School

1,314,449

-1,115,793

Granville South Creative &
Performing Arts High School

1,289,399

-1,099,345

Bankstown Girls High School

1,178,594

-986,082

Chester Hill North Public School

1,110,379

-967,633

Auburn North Public School

1,127,971

-957,168

Condell Park Public School

953,756

-811,010

Georges Hall Public School

975,623

-774,919

Yagoona Public School

898,603

-763,435

Sefton High School

1,031,232

-726,899

Villawood East Public School

802,797

-720,263

Birrong Boys High School

817,085

-682,736

Birrong Public School

795,007

-653,900

Bass Hill Public School

745,460

-650,023

Wattawa Heights Public School

556,264

-482,126

Regents Park Public School

540,214

-469,763

Bankstown North Public School

564,908

-468,857

Bankstown West Public School

485,638

-411,705

Milperra Public School

231,468

-174,534

George Bass School K-12

249,814

-169,737

 Total

37,174,265

-31,795,806

 

FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2017

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