Education minister Simon Birmingham says he is prepared to negotiate with Greens or crossbench, but AEU remains opposed to deal

The education minister Simon Birmingham says he wants his schools funding package passed this week, although the prospects of the Turnbull government securing a funding deal with Greens backing appear to be fading.

With parliament set to resume on Monday for the final sitting before the winter recess, Birmingham told reporters on Sunday the government was prepared to negotiate with either the Greens or the crossbench to pass the so-called Gonski 2.0 package.

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