The Australian Government is looking at changing how it pays for education after learning a significant number of parents have taken to social media to ask the Government for assistance paying for their children’s education.
The Queensland Government is set to take a look at a new set of proposals which could see a $50,000 cap on the cost of paying for schooling for children from families with incomes below $90,000.
As the Government looks to increase the funding available for education, many parents are asking for assistance from the Government to pay their childrens’ education.
A number of students have gone public on social media in recent days, with one parents writing: “It’s not fair and I’m sure not right and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Others have spoken out on the issue.””
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Others have spoken out on the issue.
“I’m really upset and really angry and just want my children to go to school, to go on to the university and to have the best future they can,” one parent said.
“It’s unfair and it’s not right.”
In response to the requests, the Queensland Government said it is looking into options.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Government has a number of options, including increasing the cap on payments.
“[We are] looking at the potential to do more funding, to see if we can increase the cap,” Ms Palaszyczuk told ABC TV’s Q&A program.
She said the government has also been looking at changes to the Government’s payment for schooling policy.
It is expected to release its final budget before the end of September.
In a statement, Ms Palzczk said the policy was designed to ensure children from disadvantaged families are able to go onto university and further their education.
“The policy has been designed to provide support to low income and disadvantaged families,” she said.
Ms Palasczuk also said the State Government is considering increasing the eligibility age for school funding.
Students from families that make less than $90 per week are eligible to apply for school loans.
More than 200,000 students are currently enrolled in state schools, according to the Queensland Department of Education.
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