In 2013 David Gonski released his landmark report into school funding, designed to lift Australia's schools into the top echelon
in the world.
Under a Greens Education Minister, Tasmania signed on to the full six year funding package, worth an extra $380 million for Tasmania's schools.
This meant more teachers, more teacher assistants and more support for our schools and our students.
But do you remember the Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne backed down on Tony Abbott's 'Unity Ticket' election promise, only promising one year of funding?
A Greens Minister led the charge at the national level, leading the real unity ticket of Liberal, Labor and National Party Ministers, forcing Mr Pyne to restore the original level of funding for the full four years of the Commonwealth budget.
Our Greens Minister also introduced the new Fairer Funding model for Tasmania's government schools.
For the first time Tasmania's public education system has a full needs-based funding model.
This means our most disadvantaged students and schools get the support they need.