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NSW signs up to round one of the National Secondary School Computer Fund.



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1/07/2008

THE HON WAYNE SWAN MP TREASURER

*** MEDIA RELEASE ***

30 June 2008

NSW SIGNS UP TO ROUND ONE OF THE NATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL COMPUTER FUND

The NSW Government has joined the other States and Territories and independent and catholic school systems in signing up to Round One of the National Secondary School Computer Fund.

We are pleased that the NSW Government has signed up to the $1.2 billion Digital Education Revolution.

This is a good outcome for students and families in NSW with the Education Revolution benefiting schools right around the state.

302 State secondary schools in NSW and more than 143,000 NSW students will benefit from funding for more than 56,000 new computers in schools from Round One of our computers in schools fund.

As I have been saying, in the lead up to every COAG there is always robust debate between Commonwealth and state Governments.

In Round One, 896 schools across Australia were identified as having a ratio of one computer (four years or younger) for every eight students or worse.

The Round One funding will bring those schools up to a ratio of one computer for every two students.

The Rudd Government will spend $116 million from the National Secondary School Computer Fund in Round One.

We will continue to work with all State and Territory Governments and all State Independent and Catholic School systems to deliver the Digital Education Revolution.

Contact: Matt Coghlan 0415 098 050

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