Community members rallied in Lismore this week to call for Member for Page Kevin Hogan to let Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull know that Gonski funding
Community members rallied in Lismore this week to call for Member for Page Kevin Hogan to let Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull know that Gonski funding "must continue". Contributed

Education minister supports schools in fight for Gonski

GONSKI supporters rallied outside Member for Page Kevin Hogan's office to pass on a message to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The supporters shared their personal Gonski success stories to let Mr Turnball know the full six years of school funding must be carried out.

"Needs-based Gonski funding is making a difference to schools but Mr Turnbull is trying to abandon it," NSW Teacher's Federation president, Maurie Mulheron, said at the rally earlier this week.

"Gonski funding is designed to bring all schools across Australia up to a school resources standard by 2019, so that all schools have the capacity to properly educate all students regardless of their circumstances or where they live."

NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has been fighting for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to commit to the final two years of funding.

"Gonski has been beneficial to schools like this (The Rivers Secondary College Kadina High campus)," he said.

"Their robotics kits were bought with the additional money that Gonski delivers to this school.

"This school, like all schools in NSW, will get increased access to school counselling services (using Gonski funding) ... it's supporting students through stressful times in their lives."



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