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Greens may delay school deal's passage

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June 18, 2017

The Turnbull government will seek to garner crossbench support for its Gonski 2.0 schools funding.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has warned some of the country's wealthiest schools will receive more than $1.6 billion extra under existing Labor funding rules should parliament reject the government's new funding model.

"We want to invest $18.6 billion more into some of the most neediest schools around Australia to make sure that everyone gets treated consistently and according to need," Senator Birmingham told ABC radio on Sunday.

The government will be looking for support for its so-called Gonski 2.0 funding model when parliament sits this week, it's final gathering before the long winter break.

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