Federal Politics

Mark Kenny

Mark Kenny is the national affairs editor for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Simon Birmingham has a two-pronged strategy over Gonski 2.0.

Government in secret bid to secure Gonski deal

The Turnbull government has made a series major concessions to the Greens on school funding in a bid to secure the Gonski 2.0 package in the Senate. The proposed deal would be a major breakthrough for the beleaguered government. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has written to the crucial cross bench party granting almost all of its demands for extra funding guarantees etc...