“When it comes to students with special needs, in many instances, teachers and support staff in Catholic and Independent schools have been forced to ‘make do’ with over stretched resources.
“The ALP’s policy would provide the additional funding needed for essential resources, individual support of students and access to professional development – all of which our members working with special needs students have been calling on the current government to provide.
“Our members also welcome the commitment to ensure that State and Territory Government are held accountable to provide school funding at appropriate levels.
“It is important all stakeholders, including governments and education providers, work together to ensure the provision of quality education to all Australian students.
“The IEU looks forward to continued consultation with the ALP in further developing education policies which are in the best interest of our schools, our students and our members,” Mr Watt said.