Updating the evidence: the Rudd Government's intentions for schools

19 Jan 2009

This paper examines the Rudd Government’s funding decisions for schools since the May 2008 Budget and the analysis in the author's earlier report Reviewing the evidence: Issues in Commonwealth funding of government and non-government schools in the Howard and Rudd years (August, 2008). It does so by examining the funding allocations for schools made through the two significant events that have occurred since the Budget: the Mid- Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and, more significantly, the package of additional funding agreed with the States and Territories through the Council of Australia Governments (COAG).

These decisions provide a clearer picture of the Rudd Government’s funding intentions for schools, at least for the next five years.

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