Public school funding cut by half billion, private increased – Michael West Media

Brisbane Grammar School

Public school funding to be cut by $559 million over the next three years. Private school funding increased by $2.6 billion.

“Closer analysis of the Budget papers shows the Morrison government has cut over half a billion dollars from public schools,” said Correna Haythorpe, Australian Education Union federal president.

The cuts to public schools’ funding from the 2021-22 Budget are:

$139 million in 2022-23

$193.9 million in 2023-24

$226.9 million in 2024-25

In sharp contrast, the increases in private schools’ funding are:

$616.8 million in 2022-23

$690 million in 2023-24

$715.6 million in 2024-25

$537.1 million in 2025-26

Though the government does have its priorities set, giving $61m for school chaplains.

Source: Public school funding cut by half billion, private increased – Michael West Media