Today the AEU is launching the new phrase of our schools funding campaign – Fair Funding Now!
We are in Canberra with principals and parents from throughout Australia to launch our new campaign name and to ensure that political leaders hear how important the funding of public schools is to the community.
We are in Parliament speaking directly with politicians from all political parties and asking them to commit to fair funding for public schools.
Today we are also launching online with a new website, video, updated Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. We are calling on all members and community supporters to become part of this new phase of our schools funding campaign.
We are asking federal politicians to commit to:
- reverse the Turnbull Governments $1.9 billion cut to public schools in 2018 and 2019
- ensure all public schools are funded to 100% of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) by 2023
- remove the 20% cap on the Commonwealth share of the SRS from the Australian Education Amendment Act
-establish a capital fund for public schools to upgrade school buildings and classrooms
- reverse the cuts to disability funding.