Under Malcolm Turnbull’s plans Canberra’s classrooms would be $515 million worse off over the next ten years.
In contrast, a Shorten Labor Government will reverse all of the Liberal’s cuts and commit deliver the Gonski reforms on-time and in-full.
Labor will invest an additional $25 million in Canberra schools in 2018 and 2019 alone.
Without Labor’s investment the schools and students needing the most support will be the hardest hit.
Only Labor will give principals and educators the support and resources they need to equip students with the skills to get a good job.
The Turnbull Government’s plan to cut school funding is not a plan for jobs and growth.
Every school and every student in Canberra will be better off under a Shorten Labor Government.
Senator Katy Gallagher is Labor's Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and the Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on State and Territory Relations.
This is a joint release with Andrew Leigh MP (Fenner) and Gai Brodtmann MP (Canberra).