Leyonhjelm finds huge savings in school fundingSeptember 23, 2016
Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has obtained a costing from the Parliamentary Budget Office that spells out how much money could be saved by ending the duplication of federal and state education funding.
The costing shows that if the federal government continued to oversee NAPLAN and the MySchools website, but divested other responsibilities to the states, half a billion dollars could be saved over three years.
Senator Leyonhjelm also released an alternative costing showing that even if the federal government continues to intervene in school education, more than a billion dollars could be saved over 3 years by abolishing ad hoc programs separate from Gonski.
Find details on the savings here.