With a change in government, the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) is calling for investment in education not to be forgotten.
ASG CEO John Velegrinis said he hopes the coalition keeps its promises on the Better Schools Plan.
‘I welcomed the coalition’s decision to honour the funding agreements for four years. However, it would be even better if it did the whole six years.
‘I hope negotiations continue with the remaining jurisdictions that have not yet signed up to the funding reforms.
‘As a country, we need to continue to invest in education. A quality education is fundamental in setting children up for the future.”
Mr Velegrinis said he looked forward to seeing the new Government’s education policies over the coming weeks, especially around the university sector.
‘Education does not just stop with secondary schooling, post-secondary education is also very important. I urge the new Government to reconsider cuts to the university sector,’ he said.