25th May, 2017
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government believes all students should benefit from modern school facilities, irrespective of the school they attend.
In the 2017-18 Budget we are Building Tasmania’s Future by providing an additional $6 million over four years for assistance towards capital improvements in Independent and Catholic schools in communities with high socio-economic need. This is more than double the previous allocation of $1.1 million annually.
This funding acknowledges the integral role Catholic and Independent schools play as part of our State’s education system.
The Hodgman Liberal Government has always recognised the importance of all education sectors and parental choice, reflected by our commitment to deliver additional funding of $36 million over six years to the non-government sector as per the Gonski model of needs-based funding - distributed to where it is needed most.
This funding is part of our Plan to create a job ready generation, and is in addition to our record $117 million investment in Government schools and TasTAFE upgrades.