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Voters Support Needs-based School Funding

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fifty-five per cent of voters support the concept of needs-based funding for Australian schools, according to responses on the ABC’s Vote Compass website and app.

More than 240,000 had responded to the questionnaire, which seeks to help voters understand how their views on a range of issues align with political parties, when the ABC reported on voters’ views on school funding last week.

The support for needs-based funding ranged between 51 and 60 per cent across various income levels, with disagreement 30 per cent or lower at all income levels. 

National Catholic Education Commission executive director Ross Fox said the high support for needs-based funding isn’t surprising – and, in fact, needs-based criteria have been used to allocate funding in Catholic school systems for decades. READ MORE

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