Budget statement: School education
Statement from Senator Penny Wright, Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools:
"This government is trying to use tricky accounting to hide their broken promises on school funding and disability loadings," Senator Wright said.
"The Abbott Government promised a full disability loading this year - but instead they are continuing with a completely inadequate model which has left 100,000 students with a disability without any educational support at all.
"This Budget outlines a cut in real terms to overall school funding from 2018-19, with increases indexed well below the actual cost of providing education.
"The Abbott Government's broken promises on the Gonski school funding reforms means millions of Australian students will continue to attend under-funded schools and increase inequality in education."