Ipswich students receiving $1,000 less for their education: MP
IPSWICH students are each receiving $1000 less for their education due to Federal Government budget cuts.
This week Blair MP Shayne Neumann spoke to teachers, parents and staff at Ipswich West State Primary School as part of 2014 National Gonski Week of Action about what the recent budget cuts will mean to schools in Ipswich and the Somerset region.
"$6.29billion will not flow to Queensland schools as a result of the decision announced by this Government's education budget," Mr Neumann said.
"That equates to each student in Ipswich and the Somerset region receiving an average $1,000 less for their education.
"Before the last election, Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott effectively conned Australians into believing that this was true.
"What they are actually doing is increasing education funding by CPI, which is about 2.5%, despite the fact real education costs are increasing at about 5.1% per annum."