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Labor’s Commitment to School Funding Certainty Welcome

Today’s announcement by Opposition Leader, the Hon Bill Shorten MP and Shadow Minister for Education, the Hon Kate Ellis MP that Labor will commit to continuing Commonwealth school funding growth towards the full implementation of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) funding model is welcomed by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA).

ISCA Executive Director, Ms Colette Colman said that “the Commonwealth Government is a significant funding partner for Independent schools, along with state and territory governments and parents and school communities. Stability and predictability in Commonwealth Government funding support for Independent schools past 2017 is essential to allow schools to plan and deliver their education programs to students consistently and ensure the ongoing provision of quality schooling.”

For more see ISCA’s full media release.

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