But Peter Goss, the Grattan Institute's school education program director, said it would be a big concession because it would perpetuate for a year "subsidies to keep fees low regardless of how well off the parents are".
"For almost two months, Minister Birmingham has been going around the country saying that his school funding model not only delivers needs-based funding, but also delivers funding increases to all but a small number of schools".
By contrast, Catholic schools across New South Wales would lose $1.16 billion if the changes are passed.
The private school sector would see little change overall in Victoria, receiving $30 million less than under current legislation.
The Government will need the vote of Senator Lambie, as well as another out of Lucy Gichuhi and David Leyonhjelm, with Cory Bernardi and Labor opposed to the plan.
Senator Back, who served with the Catholic Education Commission before entering parliament, wants a year-long inquiry into the way parents' capacity to pay is calculated, saying the changes in the government's package disadvantage Catholic schools.
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Su-35 and Su-34 jets were used in the strike, which was preceded by drone reconnaissance flights, the ministry said. The strikes targeted a meeting of high-ranking Islamic State chiefs where Al- Baghdadi was reportedly present.
The Greens party room met on Wednesday but did not resolve a final position, pending further negotiations.
The spineless PM has capitulated again, this time on school funding.
He also said the Government had agreed to a national school resource board that would ensure "real accountability" by making sure the states and territories contribute their share of school funding.
"Now I want Labor and the Greens to return the favour and do a deal with the Coalition government for the good of our schoolchildren".
Senator Xenophon says the government has addressed many of his original reservations about the package.
Labor education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek said the Greens should not do a "dodgy" deal with the Coalition.
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But its case was undermined by an open letter sent to all sides of politics from its former president Dianne Foggo in which she said: "I implore you to support the bill with the tighter funding amendments raised by the Greens".
"But they shouldn't vote the new model down".
Senator Xenophon said his party had struck a deal with the Government to speed up the flow of the money so the plan is implemented over six years, not 10.
"I would urge everybody to recognise this is a fair model, it treats the states equally and consistently according to their need, it treats the different non-government school systems fairly and equally according to need and it delivers $3.4bn extra into Catholic schools out of an $18.6bn injection into schools across Australia".
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Providing electricity to the Gaza Strip is an internal Palestinian issue ". Israel accuses Hamas of diverting Gaza's limited electricity for military use and worsening the hardship on its people.