This historic funding agreement will allow us to continue to invest in quality education for all Queensland children.
Under the agreement a record $107.3 billion will be invested in Queensland’s state schools over the next 10 years.
We strongly argued for Queensland public schools to receive a funding boost similar to the $1.2 billion in additional federal funding being provided non-government schools.
However, we had little choice but to sign the agreement to ensure Commonwealth funding for Queensland next year. It is disappointing that the Federal Government continue to walk away from needs-based funding
Federal Labor has already committed to providing an additional $647 million to 2022 for Queensland state schools should they be elected and this would be a very welcome boost indeed.
The Palaszczuk Government has fostered a strong state education system which is specifically suited to the needs of students, and we intend to keep it that way.