WA Premier Colin Barnett has said no to $920 million in extra funding, to sign up to the Gonski Education Reform.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the announcement, saying the increases came about as a result of a better understanding of the costs of education in the State.
Mr Barnett welcomed the offer, but maintained that he was still not signing up to the Gonski Education Reform package in its current form, “for us it hasn’t been all about the money,” he said. “It is all about who owns and runs and staffs state government schools.”
Mr Barnett said he didn’t think the State would sign up to the package prior to the election.