Labor doesn’t give a Gonski, we do – Piccoli

LABOR'S decision to back away from Gonski school funding reforms in Victoria is being touted as a sign of things to come in NSW.

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said Victorian Labor's refusal to publicly honour the fifth and sixth years of the six-year agreement had jeopardised the entire needs-based funding reform package. Prime

Minister Tony Abbott has not guaranteed to fund the final two years either.

Mr Piccoli said NSW

Opposition Leader Luke Foley had not spoken "a single word of criticism" about his Victorian colleagues abandoning support.

"Even worse, he has refused to make any public commitment to fund the full six years of the Gonski funding agreement in NSW," Mr Piccoli said.

"We have committed to funding our share of the six-year Gonski agreement. We continue to pressure both Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten to honour the agreement in full."