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Fair funding for schools vital for our children and our country’s future

School funding should be based on need, so that every child in Australia has access to a high-quality, affordable education, the Australian Greens said today.

Speaking as part of the Australian Education Union's Sea of Hands event today, Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Greens spokesperson for Schools, Senator Penny Wright said the time to invest into a smart and fair school system was now.

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Greens say: Get on with Gonski

Penny Wright 19 Aug 2012

The Australian Greens have urged the Government to get on with Gonski amid reports this weekend that a formal government response to the review will be delayed by several more weeks.

"The Government needs to get on with Gonski as a matter of urgency.  Legislation must be passed this year to allow schools to plan for the start of new fairer funding from 2014," Greens spokesperson for Schools, Senator Penny Wright said.

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Coalition stance on Gonski shameful: Greens

Penny Wright 26 Jul 2012

The clear admission by Christopher Pyne that a Coalition government would dismantle any legislation to introduce Gonski reforms to education funding is shameful, the Australian Greens have said.

"The Gonski Review has made it clear that there is an urgent need for serious reform of Australian education funding, something long recognised by many commentators across the board," said Greens spokesperson for Schools and Education, Senator Penny Wright.

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