Email By national education reporter Natasha Robinson Updated September 20, 2018 23:35:59 Photo: Some of the wealthiest schools in Australia already effectively have their funding capped. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda) Related Story: Could your child’s school get less government funding? It might depend on how much you earn Related Story: Examine parents’ income for private school funding, report suggests Related Story: What’s happening with Gonski 2.0? Map: Australia The Catholic and independent school sectors have secured $4.5 billion in extra funding under major changes to the way non-government schools are funded. Key points:Catholic and independent schools to receive extra $4.5 billion from Commonwealth over 10 yearsNew funding model will take into account parents’ income, rather than census dataPackage represents major win for Catholic sector, which had revolted over changes announced in Gonski legislation last year The Federal Government will move from a widely criticised funding model that is based on census data, to a new model that uses parental tax data to calculate a school’s wealth.The package, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday, represents a major win for the Catholic sector, which had revolted over funding changes announced in new Gonski legislation last year.”For students, this will mean… Read full this story
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