South Australia is close to signing on to the Federal Government’s schools funding scheme, with Premier Jay Weatherill putting his support firmly behind the Gonski model. But as negotiations continue, the Labor leader is yet to commit the state to the plan.
Hoping to meet a June 30 deadline, the Premier declined to outline his concerns, but stated that he was ‘absolutely’ satisfied that South Australia would receive more money under the Gonski funding model.
NSW is so far, the only state to have signed on to the proposal. Which will provide an extra $14.5 billion in total over the next six years, plus indexation.