Briefing paper

The private school funding model is deeply flawed: a new approach is needed

School funding Government expenditure Non-Government schools Australia

The new method of determining Commonwealth Government funding of private schools is littered with flaws. It will result in massive over-funding of private schools because it badly under-estimates the capacity to contribute of families and ignores other sources of income of private schools as well as their assets. As a result, the financial need of schools is over-estimated and consequently they receive more government funding than warranted.

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