POSITIVE POLICY

Your Child. Our Future. Full Gonski And More. Needs Based School Funding.

Improving education is the key to opportunity, to innovation and to the future economic and social prosperity of our nation.

No matter what their background, no matter where they live - city, suburb or in the regions – no matter what type of school they go to – Government, Catholic or Independent, Labor wants every child to have the same chance of succeeding at school, and in life, as any other child in the country.

Additional school funding is an investment, and we want to see the best possible return for every student, and as a country.

Labor is putting education at the centre of our positive program for government.

For the Prime Minister to talk about innovation while he is cutting funding to schools, TAFE and universities is just that – nothing but talk.

Labor’s education plan will drive innovation and opportunity by improving education outcomes for all Australian students.

Your Child. Our Future will put needs-based funding permanently at the heart of our school system – so every student in every school will get the support they need to achieve their best.

Labor’s plan will deliver:

  • More one-on-one support and attention for every student
  • Early intervention programs in every school, so that students don’t fall behind
  • Remedial literacy and numeracy support in every school
  • Extension classes to challenge students that are excelling in class
  • Increased Year 12 completion through more alternative and vocational pathways, so all students leave school with the skills they need for jobs in the modern economy
  • Access to specialist allied health support – like speech and occupational therapists
  • A focus on evidence based teaching and learning to make sure our schools do more of what works, and less of what doesn’t
  • More subject choices
  • More extra-curricular activities

The choice is simple: Labor believes in investing in every Australian student to give them the opportunity to reach their potential, the Liberals will just continue with a broken and unfair system that leaves most Australian kids unprepared for the future.

Where they are being properly delivered, needs-based school reforms are already making a big difference in our classrooms – improving results and changing lives. They are simply too important to abandon.

To deliver an education system that provides students with the skills they need for the jobs of the future, Labor will implement the Gonski agreements on time and in full and reverse Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts.

Further information is available here.