The Liberals have announced they’re going to putting an extra $30 million into Canberra’s private schools, because those kids need even more help in life:
CT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will increase non-government school funding to bring the ACT on par with New South Wales funding levels.
Mr Seselja said the Canberra Liberals support the rights of parents to have a genuine choice between government and non-government schools, and do not believe children in non-government schools should be disadvantaged just because they live in the ACT.
“The ACT currently has the highest proportion of non-government school students in any jurisdiction – and the lowest funding,” Mr Seselja said.
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“A Canberra Liberals Government would increase recurrent funding for all non- government schools progressively, to eventually bring the ACT on par with New South Wales.
“This policy will cost $31.4 million over the forward estimates,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Mr Doszpot said the Canberra Liberals are the only party that has been consistently supportive of non-government schools.