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Together we can make change — sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaign
Fair funding for public schools is the focus of a major campaign launched today by the Australian Education Union.
"We urge all parents, teachers and community members to show their support by signing up for the campaign at FairFundingNow.org.au," NSW Teachers Federation President Maurie Mulheron said.
Federation representatives are in Canberra with principals, parents and teachers from around Australia to highlight the need for a fair funding system. They are meeting with Members of Parliament to highlight the effects of the Turnbull Government's school funding cuts.
Federation President Maurie Mulheron said: "2018 should have been a year of celebration for our schools with the biggest investment in schools in decades, but the Turnbull Government tore up the NSW Gonski funding agreement, which will result in a cut of $856 million from NSW public schools over the next two years alone."
"The Federal Government will provide 80 per cent funding to private schools to meet the Schooling Resource Standard but only provide 20 per cent of funding to public schools.”