Education Minister Grace Grace announced this week that almost $15.5 million will be invested to deliver updated and improved respectful relationships education to all Queensland state schools, as part of a record $16.5 billion education budget.
Educators and advocates have welcomed a new disability resourcing model for state schools, announced by the Palaszczuk Government as part of a record $16.5 billion education budget this week, which will be phased in over 2023 and 2024.
A boost in funding for out-of-home care for vulnerable children, continued investment in reducing youth offending to keep our communities safe, and promoting inclusive communities are all highlights of the 2022–23 State Budget.
The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to invest in First Nations people with over $74 million including new funding in this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships budget focused on strengthening culture and helping communities to thrive.
The Queensland Government’s 2022-23 Budget will inject $115.6 million over the next four years to accelerate the growth, development and distribution of First Nations arts, boost the creative workforce, and enhance the delivery of local arts experiences that drive social and economic outcomes in Queensland communities.
Queenslanders will be able to access more services and supports at their local neighbourhood and community centres, with the state’s network of 127 government-funded centres to receive the single biggest funding increase as part of record funding in the 2022-23 State Budget.