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School funding for New South Wales secured


The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education

All schools in New South Wales will receive more funding to deliver a better education to their students.

The New South Wales Government has today signed up to a new National School Reform Agreement that will ensure every child realises their full learning potential.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the bilateral agreement set out the concrete actions that New South Wales would take to improve student outcomes and support teachers.

"This agreement confirms that New South Wales is committed to delivering better outcomes for our students, no matter where they go to school," Mr Tehan said.

"The Morrison Government has delivered record school funding for state schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools. Now we must ensure our record funding will have the greatest impact on student results.

"I continue to negotiate bilateral agreements with the other states and territories in good faith and hope to finalise them all soon."

The Morrison Government is providing a record $93.5 billion in recurrent funding to all New South Wales schools from 2018 to 2029.

New South Wales is the second state to sign up to the National Agreement, after South Australia.

The agreement has been developed through COAG’s Education Council, and is informed by David Gonski’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

The agreement can be found at