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Budget in Brief – What the 2018-19 Budget Means for Education

Budget in Brief – What the 2018-19 Budget Means for Education image

Australia’s education system needs to be better than it is today. Students, employers, families and the Government all recognise the challenges we face and a stronger economy enables us to invest more in education and child care.

Key highlights in the Budget for Australia's education system from high chair to higher education include:

  • Locking in $870 million to ensure all Australian children have access to 15 hours a week of quality preschool and early learning in the year before school
  • Extending the National Schools Chaplaincy programme on a permanent basis, with a special new anti bullying focus
  • Committing an extra $24.5 billion for Australia’s schools and linking that investment to quality reforms (more info here)  
  • Delivering an additional $300 million to support states and territories to participate in our Skilling Australians Fund that is set to create 300,000 apprenticeships
  • Investing $1.9 billion in Australia’s national research infrastructure system to spur further innovation and jobs growth across fields like quantum computing, genomics, precision medicine, marine science or bioscience in key sectors like the wine industry.

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Date posted May 17, 2018

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