Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, and Member for Castle Hill, Dominic Perrottet, today welcomed news that proposed changes to the Education Act 1990 which would alter the proportion of State funding to Government and Catholic and Independent schools will not occur.
Mr Elliott said that the policy announced by the Education Minister, which will freeze non-government school funding for four years, assured equity and fairness across the education sector in what are very tight fiscal circumstances.
“Whilst we do not like the freezing of any education funding we are pleased that our concerns have been somewhat heeded,” Mr Elliott said.
“It is our ambition now to further work towards correcting the state’s financial position so we can return to real growth in the education sector as soon as possible.”
Mr Perrottet said it is his ambition to further work towards correcting the state’s financial position so New South Wales can return to real growth in the education sector as soon as possible.
“These are difficult measures however we are receiving $2.5 billion less in revenues each year,” Mr Perrottet said.
“These savings will be made equally across government and non government schools”.
Following representations from Mr Elliott and Mr Perrottet as well as many members of the State Government the Premier has confirmed that no changes will be made to the funding structures which are enshrined in law under the Education Act 1990.
Mr Elliott and Mr Perrottet thanked the hundreds of constituents for sending their messages of support.