Posted by on 12 May, 2017

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has broken her promise to ensure her Federal Liberal colleagues honour the so- called Gonski funding agreement, costing Newcastle schools thousands of dollars in funding.

The Federal Liberal Government will cut funding to almost every NSW public school, according to figures obtained under Freedom of Information laws released by the NSW Teachers Federation.

Under Ms Berejiklian’s watch the Federal Liberal Government is being allowed to slash more than $846 million, due to be delivered in 2018-19, from public schools right across NSW. 

This is despite her promise in January to “make sure the federal government sticks to all of its commitments in relation to Gonski”.

Newcastle will have a massive $5,394,517 wiped from the budget of its schools.

This includes $673,301 less for Lambton High and $618,677 less for Hunter School of Performing Arts.

In NSW Parliament this week the Premier failed to say how she will make up this serious shortfall.

Now Premier Berejiklian must assure students, parents and teachers of Newcastle that they won’t miss out as a result of this broken promise.

Quotes Attributable to Member for Newcastle

“As the father of four young children I am very disappointed in this Government’s commitment to Gonski”

How can the Premier praise the federal government for its education funding, when schools in Newcastle will be over $5M worse off over the next two years?

“Everybody expects that when there’s a signed that it will be adhered to, but now Newcastle schools are more than $5M worse off.” 




2018 and 2019 cuts ($)

Adamstown Public School


Carrington Public School


Fern Bay Public School


Hamilton North Public School


Hamilton Public School


Hamilton South Public School


Hunter School Of Performing Arts


Islington Public School


Lambton High School


Mayfield East Public School


Mayfield West Public School


Merewether Heights Public School


Merewether High School


Newcastle East Public School


Newcastle High School


Stockton Public School


The Junction Public School


Tighes Hill Public School


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