On Sunday Labor finished our national conference where we set out positive plans for the future, and I wanted to make sure you heard the good news about school education. Labor re-committed to the Gonski principles: to a sector-blind, needs-based school funding model. For better results, a fairer society and better jobs in the future.
The conference has sent a very clear message: only Labor is committed to Gonski. The only way that Australia will see Gonski become a reality is under a Shorten Labor Government.
Shadow Education Minister
P.s. Education obviously wasn’t the only issue we discussed – one that hasn’t got as much attention as it probably should is a commitment to ensuring at least 50% of Labor representatives are women by 2025. Our old target was 40%, but as advocates said, 40% isn’t equal, and support for change was resounding.