On 4 February 2016, the Senate resolved to establish the Select Committee on School Funding Investment. The committee is to inquire on the effect of reduced Commonwealth funding for state and territory provided schools, with particular reference to:
- the impact of the cuts announced in the 2014-15 Budget and confirmed in the 2015-16 Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook;
- the impact on schools and students in regional, rural and remote areas;
- the impact on students acquiring the job skills of the future, including science, technology, engineering, arts and maths; and
- any related matter.