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LYNDSAY CONNORS. Cometh the hour, cometh the man?

  Is the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Education and Training, the man? In his recent appearance on the ABC’s Q&A, Senator Birmingham announced that there are private schools that are ‘over-funded’. This came as the Turnbull Government is … Continue reading

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LYNDSAY CONNORS. The schools funding question that Turnbull needs to answer

  ‘The quality of a student’s education should not be limited by where the student lives, the income of his or her family, the school he or she attends or his or her personal circumstances’. This is the statement of … Continue reading

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IAN MARSH. Our political system is in gridlock.

Longer term policy making in Australia. Longer term policy making in Australia is in a parlous state. The scale and significance of this problem is totally unrecognised. For example, since 1996 almost no contested measure that required legislative approval has … Continue reading

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Michael Keating. Fixing the Budget – Part 2

Fairness, Opportunity and Security Policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. The previous article on fixing the Budget concluded that the Government’s plan to balance the Budget by 2019-20 was not really credible. It relies too much on … Continue reading

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Chris Bonnor. The education gap is widening.

A repost in case you missed this important article by Chris Bonnor.  John Menadue   It appears we are going to have yet another tilt at reforming federalism. The persistent overlap between the Commonwealth and states in school education is … Continue reading

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