Clock ticking for state’s school funds
MORE than $4.2 billion in federal funding could be lost to Queensland schools unless the funding dispute is resolved in the next 27 days.
State Education Minister Grace Grace this week warned that the ability of Queensland schools to get a good deal had been undermined by the decision of New South Wales and South Australia to surrender to the Morrison Government’s school funding reforms.
In September, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan warned state ministers that if they did not reach a funding agreement by December 7, then under legislation no Commonwealth cash could flow to state, independent and Catholic schools next year.
Mr Tehan yesterday said he wanted to conclude negotiations with states as soon as possible.