Queensland says 160 schools worse off under Gonski plan

REMOTE Queensland schools with more indigenous and disabled students will be some of the big winners out of the Gonski funding plan, it was revealed today.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that every government school in Queensland would receive extra funding over the next six years.

Fairfax is reporting schools will average increases of 19.4% to 134.5%.

Ms Gillard said the figures put to rest claims by the Newman government that 300 schools would be worse off.

But in a statement this afternoon, the Newman government said more than 160 Queensland state schools will be worse off under Gonski.

Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the Gillard Government's own figures proved that the Prime Minister hadn't kept her promise that the Gonski funding model wouldn't produce any losers.

"Based on these figures, more than 160 state schools will receive less funding in 2019 than they will under the current arrangements," Mr Langbroek said.

"This is despite the Prime Minister cutting billions of dollars in kindergarten and university funding.

"Julia Gillard made a promise that no school would be worse off under Gonski and her own numbers prove that she has broken this promise."

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Mr Langbroek said the Newman Government had increase education spending by 6.6 per cent in last week's Budget but under the Federal Government's Gonski proposal 160 state schools in Queensland would only receive paltry increases of three per cent per year.

"Parents, teachers and principals know that the cost of education is going up more than three per cent," he said.

"That's why the Newman Government increased education by 4.6 per cent last year and 6.6 per cent this year.

"In two years we've increased spending by almost four times more than what is proposed for these 160 state schools."

List of 160 state schools worse off under Gonski (according to figures released to media)

Acacia Ridge State School
Alexandra Hills State School  
Allenstown State School
Alloway State School
Aratula State School
Aspley East State School
Bajool State School
Balmoral State High School
Bell State School
Biggenden State School
Brisbane School of Distance Education
Brisbane Youth Education and Training Centre
Brookstead State School
Bundaberg West State School
Burleigh Heads State School
Burnside State School
Cairns School of Distance Education
Camp Hill State Infants and Primary School
Capricornia (Emerald Campus) School of Distance Education
Carole Park State School
Cecil Plains State School
Charleville School of Distance Education
Charters Towers Central State School
Charters Towers School of Distance Education
Chatsworth State School
Chevallum State School
Cleveland Education and Training Centre
Coolnwynpin State School
Coorparoo Secondary College
Crow's Nest State School
Dagun State School
Darlington State School
Dutton Park State School
Eagleby South State School
East Brisbane State School
Eight Mile Plains State School
Emerald North State School
Emu Creek State School
Eton North State School
Everton Park State High School
Farleigh State School
Ferny Hills State School
Flagstone Creek State School
Fortitude Valley State School
Freestone State School
Gabbinbar State School
Gatton State School
Givelda State School
Gladstone Central State School
Glamorgan Vale State School
Gogango State School
Golden Beach State School
Goomeri State School
Goovigen State School
Granville State School
Greenmount State School
Haden State School
Hopevale State School
Ingleside State School
Innisfail State School
Ipswich North State School
Irvinebank State School
Jandowae Prep-10 State School
Jarvisfield State School
Jimbour State School
Jondaryan State School
Karara State School
Kenilworth State Community College
Kenmore South State School
Kenmore State School
Keppel Sands State School
Kilkivan State School
Kingaroy State School
Lawnton State School
Leyburn State School
Longreach School of Distance Education
Ma Ma Creek State School
Maleny State School
Marlborough State School
Marmor State School
Maroochydore State School
Maroon State School
Maryborough Central State School
Maryvale State School
Meandarra State School
Milpera State High School
Mitchelton State High School
Mitchelton State School
Monkland State School
Mount Fox State School
Mount Gravatt East State School
Mount Gravatt State School
Mount Isa School of the Air
Mount Larcom State School
Mount Molloy State School
Mount Murchison State School
Mount Nebo State School
Mount Petrie State School
Mount Whitestone State School
Mundoo State School
Mundubbera State School
Murphy's Creek State School
Murray's Bridge State School
Musgrave Hill State School
Mutarnee State School
Mutdapilly State School
Nagoorin State School
Nambour State School
Nobby State School
Noosaville State School
Numinbah Valley State School
Old Yarranlea State School
Palmerston East State School
Park Avenue State School
Patrick Estate State School
Payne Road State School
Petrie Terrace State School
Pilton State School
Proston State School
Queensland Academy for Creative Industries
Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
Quilpie State College
Quinalow Prep-10 State School
Ramsay State School
Rathdowney State School
Rocklea State School
Ropeley State School
Runcorn State School
Ryeford State School
Severnlea State School
Seville Road State School
Shailer Park State School
Slacks Creek State School
Somerset Hills State School
Springbrook State School
Springwood Central State School
Stafford State School
Stanthorpe State School
Surat State School
Tagai State College
Tannymorel State School
The Gap State School
Theebine State School
Tin Can Bay State School
Toowong State School
Toowoomba South State School
Ubobo State School
Upper Brookfield State School
Vincent State School
Warra State School
Warwick East State School
Waterford State School
Wheatvale State School
Windsor State School
Wondall Heights State School
Woodford State School
Woodridge State School
Wyreema State School
Yeronga State High School
Yeronga State School

Ms Gillard said schools with the highest needs will benefit the most from the National Plan for School Improvement.

"These figures show that every single state school in Queensland will see more money flow over the next six years under our plan.

"They will reassure parents, principals and the community that no school will be worse off under the new model.

"This extra money will help Queensland schools give every student the best education possible, no matter where they live or their family background.

"It's time for Premier Newman to get serious, stop his misleading scare campaign, and to sign up to the Gillard Government's plan for better schools.

"The Newman Government needs to commit to paying their fair share of the $3.8 billion on offer over the next six years, as that is the only way to guarantee that Queensland schools will have the resources they need to give their students a world-class education.

The figures released today have been calculated using the Schooling Resource Standard model, which includes a base amount per student and extra money through loadings for indigenous and low SES students, students with disability, and students with limited English skills.

Small schools and schools in regional and remote locations also receive extra funding.

The Commonwealth will allocate federal funding for all schools in states that sign up using the SRS.

State Governments must agree to also distribute funding using a needs-based model, and to increase school funding by at least 3% every year.

"The final details of any Queensland needs-based funding model will need to be confirmed with the State Government, however this data demonstrates the substantial increase in funding available for all schools under the new needs based system.

More information on the National Plan for School Improvement is available at www.betterschools.gov.au

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