Fair Funding Now!

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27 March 2018

Today the AEU is launching the new phase of our schools funding campaign – Fair Funding Now! We are in Canberra with principals and parents from throughout Australia to launch our new campaign name and to ensure that political leaders hear how important the funding of public schools is to the community. We are in Parliament speaking directly with politicians from all political parties and sharing with them what we want them to commit to on behalf of our members.

Today we are also launching online with a new website, launch video, updated Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and sending e-mails to all our members and community supporters asking them to be part of this new phase of our campaign for fairly funded public schools.

We are calling for political parties to commit to reverse the Turnbull Governments $1.9 billion cut to public schools in 2018 and 2019, ensure all public schools are funded to 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) by 2023, remove the 20 per cent cap on the Commonwealth share of the SRS from the Australian Education Amendment Act, establish a capital fund for public schools to upgrade school buildings and classrooms and reverse the cuts to disability funding.