Labor turns its back on Gonski

The Labor Party has abandoned needs-based funding and the principles of the Gonski Review that they lauded until it was no longer politically expedient.   I am disappointed but not surprised that Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek have chosen to play politics with this issue rather than to back the 9,000 schools that stand to…

Islamic School of Canberra

“Today, my department has written to the school authority responsible for the Islamic School of Canberra, to inform them that their approval for access to Federal funds has been revoked with effect from 30 June 2017 (end of Term 2).  “This means that the Islamic School of Canberra will no longer be receiving Australian Government…

Increasing transparency so students can make more informed choices

Fresh employer and student satisfaction surveys published today provide students with “more information than ever before” to make informed decisions about what and where to study and what prospective employers want. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the surveys would allow students to apply and enter the higher education system with “clear eyes”…