David Bradbury, Labor
Labor's Better Schools plan will ensure every child has access to a world-class education no matter where they live, how much money their parents earn or whether they go to a Government or Non-Government School.
The plan will on average deliver an extra $1.6 million for every local school over the next six years - funding that will enable teachers to provide more one-on-one individual attention for our children.
Investing in our local schools will help provide our children with the opportunities they need to secure the jobs of the future,"
David Lenton, Greens
With the Greens' costed policies set to raise $43 billion in revenue, we would be able to provide much-needed reforms for our education system.
We would reverse the government's Coalition-supported cuts of $2.3 billion to university funding, further increase funding to universities by 10 per cent, as recommended by the Bradley Review, bring forward plans to implement the Gonski reforms and increase the amount of money being invested in schools by $2 billion, which would be directed to where it's most needed, provide greater support for children with disabilities and their carers and increase funding to TAFEs.
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