Subscribe to our weekly and daily Pearls and Irritations newsletter!
Most viewed recently
- PETER MANNING. A tone-deaf chairman at the ABC.
- ABUL RIZVI. Privatising visa processing – the alarm bells are ringing (Part 1)
- JOHN MENADUE. Ignore the planet and our grand children at our peril.
- EMMA ALBERICI. There’s no case for a corporate tax cut when one in five of Australia’s top companies don’t pay it.
- JACK WATERFORD. Turnbull’s ABC chickens home to roost (Canberra Times 28.9.2018)
- LOGAN PAULEY. China stakes out a role for itself in post-war Syria. 16 October 2018
- JOHN TULLOH. The mirage of great expectations in Saudi Arabia. 15 October 2018
- A welcome statement on Australian relations with China by Prime Minister Morrison 15 October 2018
- MUNGO MACCALLUM. ScoMo , public relations, marketing and billboards 15 October 2018
- MICHAEL KEATING. The Change from Turnbull to Morrison: What Difference has It Made? 15 October 2018
- Arts and Reviews (40)
- Defence/Security (820)
- Drug Reform (22)
- Economy (1,126)
- Education (219)
- Environment and climate (385)
- Health (537)
- Housing (75)
- Human Rights (423)
- Indigenous affairs (70)
- Industrial relations (34)
- Infrastructure (173)
- International Affairs (1,660)
- Asia (250)
- Links (10)
- Media (546)
- NBN (74)
- Politics (2,654)
- Refugees, Immigration (573)
- Religion and Faith (537)
- SERIES: Freedom, opportunity and security (60)
- SERIES: Making housing affordable (15)
- Sport (54)
- Technology, start-ups and new media (1)
- Tributes (36)
- Uncategorized (200)
- SUSAN CHENERY. The Scribe: portrait of Freudenberg, author of the speech that changed Australia (The Guardian 9.10.2018) on
- ROSEMARY O’GRADY. Death of a Real-Life Publisher. on
- KATE MALTBY. What to Expect When a Woman Accuses a Man in Power. on
- JOHN TULLOH. The mirage of great expectations in Saudi Arabia. on
- MICHAEL KEATING. The Change from Turnbull to Morrison: What Difference has It Made? on
Tag Archives: Schools funding
The objections raised by Catholic leaders to the Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 funding model raise as many questions about the governance and operation of the Catholic school system as about Gonski 2.0. One of these questions is: who pays for … Continue reading
‘Sector-blind’ does not mean turning a blind eye to the shortcomings of any sector in distributing public funding received from government.
Gonski 2.0 appeared to be a gift horse but over the space of little more than two week it is looking more like a Trojan horse.
The ALP seems to have missed many points about school funding, especially the need to establish Gonski’s schools resourcing body, a proposal which has been strongly supported by the Grattan Institute.
Last week was one to remember: one school funding revelation after another. It began the previous Friday at the Education Minister’s COAG gathering in Adelaide. One big problem, as Bernie Shepherd and I pointed out, was that the gathering … Continue reading
A couple of reports out on schools this week are urging policy shifts, but in different directions. The latest offering from the money-doesn’t-matter brigade comes from the Productivity Commission in its draft report Lifting the bonnet on Australia’s schools. … Continue reading