The Member for Lalor, Joanne Ryan MP says local public schools will be $31 million better off under a Shorten Labor Government.

Parents and teachers will be able to find out how much extra funding their local public school will get and what a difference this will make for their kids.

A new website – – will give each school an estimate of the extra funding it can expect in the first three years of Labor’s plan.

Labor will provide an extra $14 billion for public schools to deliver the biggest school investment in Australian history.

Every student in every public school in Lalor will be better off under Labor’s plan including:

  • Manor Lakes P-12 College - $2,740,000;
  • Tarneit P-9 College - $2,190,000;
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College - $2,180,000;
  • The Grange P-12 College - $2,170,000;
  • Cambridge Primary School - $1,230,000

Parents and teachers know what this could mean for their children: more one on one attention, an extra teacher or teacher aide.  This funding will give schools the resources they need to help students master the basics such as reading, writing, maths, and science, and offer a broader range of subjects including languages, coding, the arts, and vocational education.

Our extra investment will transform public schools across Lalor and give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter where they live, or how much their parents earn.

Australian schools should be the best in the world, and every Australian child deserves the best start in life.

Labor believes that for parents to have real choice, governments have a responsibility to make sure our public schools are second to none.

But at the moment, because of Scott Morrison’s cuts, almost nine in ten public schools will never get to their fair funding level.

Over the last five years all the Liberals have done is attack public schools and slash their funding.

Scott Morrison doesn’t think the 2.5 million students in the public school system deserve fair funding – he thinks he can get away with his cuts.

Labor can pay for better public schools because unlike the Liberals, we’re closing tax loopholes for the top end of town and making multinationals pay their fair share. 

Scott Morrison’s record as Treasurer is three budgets of cuts to schools, all to pay for his tax handouts to the big banks and top end of town.

Labor has different priorities – we will crackdown on multinational tax avoidance and give our kids a better future by investing in schools.

At the upcoming election there will be a clear choice for voters – Labor’s commitment to invest in public schools, or the Liberals’ cuts.


DATE: 18 April 2019

Authorised by Noah Carroll, Australian Labor Party, Canberra


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