Australia Institute October 2022 Budget Wrap

Centre for Sex & Gender Equality

Government delivers on consent and respectful relationships education funding

by Sienna Parrott and Chanel Contos

On International Women’s Day in March 2022, Anthony Albanese and then shadow education minister, Tanya Plibersek, made an important election promise. This was a $77 million consent education implementation package as part of the new national curriculum, to start in 2023. The Labor government delivered on this promise in the Budget by committing $83.5 million over six years to consent and respectful relationships education in primary and secondary schools… continue reading →