PM ‘working constructively’ with Catholic and independent sectors to agree a settlement

Scott Morrison has insisted that negotiations with the Catholic and independent education sector about school funding reform remain ongoing, amid reports the Turnbull government struck a $4.4bn deal with the sector before the Liberal party leadership spill.

Melbourne’s Herald Sun has reported that the pre-spill deal would be contingent on the Catholic sector accepting a needs-based funding model based on individual parents’ capacity to pay fees, and would form the backbone of a deal under the Morrison government.

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