$20 MILLION BOOST FOR NEWCASTLE SCHOOLS

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New figures reveal that Newcastle schools will get a $19.4 million funding injection from 2020 if Labor wins the upcoming Federal election.

New figures reveal that Newcastle schools will get a $19.4 million funding injection from 2020 if Labor wins the upcoming Federal election. [See below for full school-by-school list of funding increases.]

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon MP said every student in every public school in Newcastle will be better off under Labor’s commitment to invest an extra $14.5 billion in Australia’s public schools.

“Newcastle public schools will receive an average increase of $450,000 each over three years,” Ms Claydon said.

“Parents and teachers can find out how much extra funding their school will receive at www.fairgoforschools.com.au.”

Ms Claydon said the funding would restore cuts made by the Federal Government when Scott Morrison was Treasurer.

“The Federal Government abandoned signed contracts with the New South Wales Government. This has resulted in $14.5 million worth of cuts to Newcastle schools over 2017 and 2018 alone,” Ms Claydon said.

“These cuts have meant fewer teachers, less individual attention and less support to help kids achieve their potential.”

Ms Claydon said Labor could afford to make the investment in public schools  because of decisions to scale back excessive tax concessions that largely benefit wealthy Australians.

“Labor has chosen to close a number of tax loopholes so we can afford to invest in the schools, hospitals and public services that benefit all Australians,” Ms Claydon said.

“While the Government is backing in tax breaks for the wealthy, Labor is investing in our children and our future prosperity.”

NEWCASTLE PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING INCREASE UNDER LABOR

School Name

Extra Funding (Three Years from 2020)

Callaghan College Wallsend Campus

$1,430,000

Newcastle High School

$1,340,000

Kotara High School

$1,260,000

Lambton High School

$1,230,000

Hunter School of the Performing Arts

$1,160,000

Merewether High School

$1,070,000

Callaghan College Jesmond Campus

$960,000

Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus

$830,000

The Junction Public School

$530,000

Glendore Public School

$530,000

New Lambton Public School

$510,000

Wallsend South Public School

$480,000

Maryland Public School

$470,000

Belair Public School

$450,000

Hamilton South Public School

$420,000

New Lambton South Public School

$390,000

Waratah Public School

$380,000

Lambton Public School

$370,000

Mayfield West Public School

$360,000

Elermore Vale Public School

$350,000

Adamstown Public School

$330,000

Wallsend Public School

$310,000

Shortland Public School

$310,000

Merewether Heights Public School

$300,000

Plattsburg Public School

$290,000

Tighes Hill Public School

$290,000

Kotara South Public School

$280,000

Hamilton Public School

$270,000

Stockton Public School

$260,000

Mayfield East Public School

$250,000

Newcastle Senior School

$220,000

Heaton Public School

$210,000

Jesmond Public School

$210,000

Newcastle East Public School

$200,000

Merewether Public School

$170,000

Islington Public School

$170,000

Hamilton North Public School

$160,000

Newcastle Middle School

$160,000

Waratah West Public School

$120,000

Carrington Public School

$120,000

Minmi Public School

$100,000

Kotara School

$100,000

New Lambton Heights Infants School

$70,000

Electorate Total

$19,420,000

 

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