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Catholic schools are saving taxpayers billions

Michael McLaren

Michael is joined by Dallas McInerny, Chief Executive of Catholic School NSW, to discuss his article in yesterday’s The Australian newspaper regarding school funding.

He writes ‘In NSW, governments fund almost the entire cost of a public education, an ­average of $13,374 per student in 2017, while the state’s Catholic school students receive about $2000 less.’

‘Catholic school families, which already contribute to public education through their taxes, cover the additional costs through school fees that would otherwise be borne by government.’

‘Every student attending a Catholic school represents a net saving for government.’

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