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Brisbane a bargain for public education, but costly if you’re Catholic

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Wednesday January 27, 2021

Brisbane was Australia’s cheapest city for a government education but  Catholic schools were twice as costly and were the most expensive in the country, according to a report from the Futurity Investment Group.

 

Five-year-old twins Mitchell (left) and Nixon (right) Conradi, are starting their first day of school. (ABC News: Jessica Stewart)

The report found that the pandemic had added about $800 a year to the cost of education as parents forked out more for electronic devices, outside tuition, stationery and textbooks.

Almost half of the parents of…



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