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Greens will deliver 2235 new teachers

The Australian Greens will fund 2235 new teachers in disadvantaged government schools as part of a $1 billion scheme to relieve the pressure on teachers and schools and lift Australian educational achievement.

Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne said as many as a third of all government schools would get an extra teacher to help reduce teacher workloads, with another $20 million a year for teacher mentoring and professional development.

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The Greens are the only party standing up for Gonski

The Australian Greens have expressed disappointment and frustration that COAG has wasted an historic opportunity to deliver fair funding for Australian schools.

"It is totally unacceptable the Liberal state governments are playing politics with education, while Australian children are missing out," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said

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First day of parliament should be Gonski, not instability

 "Today I am calling on the Prime Minister to introduce the full Gonski school reforms when parliament resumes in May," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"Unless the Government introduces the legislation in Budget week we risk the reforms not being bedded down before the election.

"Don't make the first day of parliament the Tony Abbott day of instability. Instead, we should be putting a smile on the faces of students, parents and teachers across the country by putting the funding schedule into Gonski legislation.

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The Australian mistakes gossip for scrutiny again on Greens policy

Whatever document the Australian has ‘obtained' for its front page report today, it is certainly not the final draft Australian Greens education policy that was negotiated at the Greens National Conference the weekend before last.

Embarrassingly for The Australian, the real final draft, as circulated to members, was in fact released publicly to all media a week ago. A simple fact check would have revealed that fundamental error.

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Fund most disadvantaged schools first

The Australian Greens will work with the Government to ensure that public schools, especially those most disadvantaged, will receive money first, to cushion the blow of the further delays in the new schools funding system announced today by the Prime Minister.

Responding to the Prime Minister’s formal response to the Gonski review into school funding, Greens spokesperson for Schools, Senator Penny Wright, said many public schools could not afford to wait for another six years to receive additional money.

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Fair funding for schools vital for our children and our country’s future

School funding should be based on need, so that every child in Australia has access to a high-quality, affordable education, the Australian Greens said today.

Speaking as part of the Australian Education Union's Sea of Hands event today, Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne and Greens spokesperson for Schools, Senator Penny Wright said the time to invest into a smart and fair school system was now.

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