Confused about the Coalition’s position on education funding and the implementation of the outcomes of the Gonski panel review of funding? Were we too -- so we got Tony Abbott and education spokesman Christopher Pyne into a room to thrash things out on just where they stand ...

Tony Abbott: "Overall, the 66% of Australian school students who attend public schools get 79% of government funding. The 34% of Australians who attend independent schools get just 21% of government funding. So there is no question of injustice to public schools here. If anything, the injustice is the other way."

Christopher Pyne: "The greatest determinants of the outcome of students is the parental involvement in their children's lives at school, it's about principal autonomy, it's about the independence that teachers have to teach, it's about governing council control of schools."