Class politics




Scott Morrison gives a large back of money to a school called St Exclusivus of the Overpriveleged. He tells a young public school girl 'Sure, you've got classrooms that need repairs but they've got a whole class system they need to maintain.' Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas



Fiona Katauskas Fiona Katauskas' work has also appeared in ABC's The Drum, New Matilda, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review and Scribe's Best Australian political cartoon anthologies.

Topic tags: Fiona Katauskas, schools funding, Scott Morrison



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Any chance of funding the St Trinian's (1952) model?
Pam | 26 September 2018

On point as always Fiona. Thank you.
MARLO DRAKE-BEMELMANS | 26 September 2018

Thank you Fiona. Your cartoon reminds us that the priority for the funding of education in Australia should be state schools. They have to rake all comers and some of them have big problems. All schools should have adequate funding, but the priority should be to ensure that all kids should have equality of educational opportunities. For this reason, universities should be free to ensure that all young people - rich or poor - can achieve their educational potential
Andrew (Andy) Alcock | 28 September 2018

Parents of children at catholic schools subsidise the educational cost by approximately 25%. Governments, federal and state, would have to increase their educational budgets accordingly. It's in the interests of all tax payers to ensure that there is a viable alternative for parents to be able to exercise a real choice as to where their children are educated.
Michael Rose | 29 September 2018

Some parents choose to send their children to private schools. Is it really the responsibility or obligation of the state to subsidise that freedom of choice?
Brett | 01 October 2018


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