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Thursday, 18 August 2011
Page: 8678

Reward for School Improvement Initiative

(Question No. 221)


Mr Baldwin asked the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, in writing, on 1 March 2011:

In respect of reward payments for schools:

(1) What total sum of funding is currently available.

(2) What total sum of funding has been allocated to (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14, and (e) financial years beyond 2013-14.

(3) In respect of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification—Remoteness Areas (RA), will there be a limit by (a) number, (b) dollar value, or (c) share of available funding, to the projects funded under this program in: (i) non-capital city RA1, (ii) capital city RA1, (iii) RA2, (iv) RA3, (v) RA4, and (vi) RA5.


Mr Garrett: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Total administered funding currently allocated for the Reward for School Improvement initiative from 2010-11 to 2014-15 is $252.094 million.

(2) The administered funding allocated for each year is as follows:

Year

Reward payments ($m)

Total ($m)

2010-11

-

3.993

2011-12

-

15.785

2012-13

43.125

48.596

2013-14

86.250

91.860

2014-15

86.250

91.860

Total

215.625

252.094

 

In line with the Government's announcements, it is intended that $86.250 million in funding for reward payments will be available each year for 2015-16 and 2016-17, totalling $172.500 million outside the current forward estimates.

(3) As part of the Government's agreement with independent MPs, of the total $388 million in reward payments to be made available through the Reward for School Improvement program, at least $125 million will go to schools in regional Australia, defined as schools located in all Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Areas except RA1-major cities.