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‘Time running out’ on school funding negotiations

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

With just nine months until a new Commonwealth school funding model is expected to be introduced, the executive director of the Queensland Catholic Education Commission has warned “time is running out” for new arrangements to be negotiated.

In May 2016, the Turnbull Government announced its policy to index school funding at 3.56 per cent in 2018 and beyond, along with a range of reforms outlined in its Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes policy. However, Catholic education, the independent schools sector and state and territory governments remain unsure about how school funding will be allocated next year.

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