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   13   Funding for schools

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Ms Plibersek—That this House:

(1)        notes the Government’s failure in school education policy, including:

(a)        a cut of $30 billion from schools ( Budget 2014-15 Overview , 13 May 2014, page 7), breaking an election promise to match Labor’s funding plan dollar for dollar;

(b)        a proposal to cut all federal funding from public schools; and

(c)        tearing up agreements negotiated by the previous Labor Government, that required states and territories to:

                                                   (i)       maintain and grow their funding for schools, in return for increased Commonwealth funding; and

                                                 (ii)       improve teaching quality, literacy and numeracy; and

(2)        calls on the Government to:

(a)        urgently share a detailed plan for future funding of our schools, including the funding each state, system and school will receive from 2018 onwards;

(b)        reverse the cut of $30 billion from schools;

(c)        explain why they tore up agreements that required states and territories to increase funding for schools as Commonwealth contributions increased, and improve teaching, literacy and numeracy; and

(d)        prioritise funding for disadvantaged schools and introduce a proper students with disabilities loading, so all schools and students have the resources they need for a great education—

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.