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ISCA Media Statement – School Funding Model Clarification Welcomed

ISCA welcomes further public clarification about total costs and proposed cost sharing arrangements between the Commonwealth and the State and Territory Governments of a new national school funding model.

ISCA acknowledges Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s confirmation that the arrangements the independent sector has been negotiating with the Australian Government for the past 7 months will form the basis of the proposed future funding arrangements and also the basis of continuing negotiations with the independent sector.

ISCA appreciates the complexity of the objective to have a consistent national model for funding of all schools from all sources, both public and private.

However, the success of this funding model depends heavily on the response from State and Territory Governments to this offer by the Prime Minister and the sector will wait with interest on the outcomes.

Negotiations to date have highlighted the enormous complexities of the proposed model and the difficulties in implementing a stable, predictable and credible funding model for all schools from 2014.

The full Media Statement is available in Media Releases.

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