The Country Liberals have ensured better outcomes for Northern Territory school students by delivering a record $5.4 billion in school funding from 2018 to 2029 and reforms to the education system, paid for by our plan for a stronger economy.
The CLP today struck a deal with the Northern Territory Government on the National School Reform Agreement, which will result in record funding to all schools in the Territory.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the deal will force the hapless Gunner Government to actually set out the concrete actions they would take to improve student outcomes and support teachers.
“Territorians know that the CLP is delivering real, needs based funding which means a record investment in public schools, Catholic schools and Independent schools,” Senator Scullion said.
“The CLP’s strong expectation now is that our record funding will actually deliver improved student results and deliver better education outcomes and we will be holding the Gunner Government to account to ensure they don’t waste this money.
“Today’s agreement sets in stone the Territory’s commitment to focus on driving individual student achievement and equipping teachers with the right tools in the classroom, no matter what school they attend.
“The Morrison Government can afford to pay for these essential education services that all Australians rely on because our economy continues to enjoy strong economic growth, with more than 1.1 million jobs created.
“While the Gunner Government’s inept economic management is putting education funding at risk, only the CLP can be relied upon to manage the economy and deliver a world class education for Territory children.”
The agreement has been developed through COAG’s Education Council, and is informed by David Gonski’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.
The agreement can be found at www.education.gov.au/national-school-reform-agreement