Federal Politics

Matthew Knott

Matthew Knott is the education and Senate correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House

The government has sealed a deal on school funding thanks in part to the support of the Nick Xenophon Team.

Gonski 2.0 victory for Coalition

The Turnbull government has locked in the numbers for a stunning victory on its Gonski 2.0 school funding package by agreeing to fast-track its spending plan and pump an extra $5 billion into the nation's schools.

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...

Kathryn Greiner is the second Gonski Review panellist in two days to back the government's school funding changes

Gonski Review panellist Greiner joins push for changes

Gonski Review panel member Kathryn Greiner says it would be a "disaster" if the Senate voted down the Turnbull government's new school funding model, making her the second panellist in two days to throw their support behind the changes.