Students with disability are set to lose millions in funding in 2018 under the Liberals’ education cuts, according to new data released today.
Federal Education Department data, obtained by the Australian Education Union, shows that students with disability will lose out in Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and the ACT.
In Tasmania alone, funding for students with disability will go from $18 million in 2017 to $9.7 million in 2018. The Northern Territory and South Australia will lose $9.5 million each, Western Australia will lose $3.5 million and the ACT will lose $500,000.
Once again we see the Liberals shortchanging some of our most vulnerable students.
Students with disability need investment, not cuts. We want every student to succeed and to achieve at the best of their potential. That means supporting the needs of every student, no matter the challenges they face.
Every student, in every school, deserves a great education. Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts will see students missing out on the help they need.