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New Schools Open as Demand for Catholic Education Grows

Monday, 30 January 2017
Seven new Catholic schools have opened across Australia this month, reflecting families’ ongoing demand for a Catholic education for their children. As NCEC acting executive director Danielle Cronin explains, dozens of Catholic schools are expected to open in the coming decade to meet that demand, but there is uncertainty about how those schools will be funded.

Ms Cronin has called for the Turnbull Government to lead urgent and consultative discussions with educational stakeholders, including Catholic education, to finalise Commonwealth school funding arrangements for 2018 and beyond.