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- Improved heath and education services.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Queensland and NT have nowhere to hide on Gonski

11 June 2013

Coalition governments in Queensland and the Northern Territory must stop playing blind man's bluff on school funding reforms, says Australian Greens spokesperson for schools Senator Penny Wright.

The call came as the Federal Government figures revealed just how much money would flow to some of the most disadvantaged schools in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

"Premier Newman and Chief Minister Giles have been stumbling round in the dark making all sorts of claims about how the Gonski school funding reforms would harm local schools," Senator Wright said.

"Today's figures show those claims are false. Schools in Queensland and the NT stand to greatly benefit from a more equitable funding system.

"Every child deserves the opportunity to receive a high quality education and it would be a great shame for Queensland and NT students to miss out on this once-in-a-generation chance.

"It's time to end the childish political games and get on with making sure every Australian child has a world-class education."

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