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Public schools lose $2billion – ‘accounting tricks’

Save Our Schools has reported (again) on the way public schools lose out because of accounting tricks in the allocation of school funding.

According to the SOS article, published on 10 April 2024:

A report tabled in Parliament last week has confirmed that public schools lost over $2 billion in funding in 2022 because of accounting tricks in the current Commonwealth-State funding agreements. The Federal Education Minister, Jason Clare, has indicated that the accounting tricks will remain in the new agreements being negotiated with the states and will not be reviewed until the next round of agreements due to operate from 2030. As a result, public schools will miss out on about $13 billion in funding over the next five years.

Read the full article on SOS website

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