School funding based on need welcomed but lack of consultation with profession remains cause for concern
Our union has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will commit to a funding model which provides for all schools based on need.
IEUA-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said while the commitment to such a needs-based model was welcomed, the Federal Government must now provide detail as to the level of funding that will be made available.
“Any needs-based model of funding must ensure that funding to schools is enhanced so that they receive an adequate level of resourcing,” Mr Burke said.
Mr Burke said IEUA-QNT members remained disappointed with the Federal Government’s lack of consultation with the profession ahead of the announcement.
“It is particularly disappointing that the Federal Government would make such a major announcement without properly consulting employee and employer representatives.
“Given this, our union will continue to monitor the level of commitment provided to schools and the associated implications for our members as educators and professional school staff in Queensland and Northern Territory,” Mr Burke said.