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Should it be the government or the states that decide how money is spent in schools? from shutterstock.com

What is the Coalition’s real agenda for Australian schools?

Mixed messages from the Coalition government around schools policy are not only confusing, but also raise deeper questions about whether they have a firm position on schooling at all.
Tony Windsor at his Werris Creek property with Mackdog, who’s a hit on social media. Pat Hutchens/TC

From top dog to underdog – Tony Windsor’s fight in New England

There is one question that Tony Windsor, the high-profile former crossbencher from the Gillard years who is attempting a comeback in New England, is unwilling to answer. That is: in the (admittedly unlikely…
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If not Gonski funding, then what?

It is not a question about whether to invest in bold and meaningful education policy, but how to invest, where it is needed, and in the areas that are proven to have impact.
Bill Shorten sees a fresh opportunity to re-assert Labor as the Gonski saviour. Joel Carrett/ AAP

Labor’s struggle to remain ‘the education party’

Funding is one of the few areas Labor has left to distinguish itself from the Coalition when it comes to school policy at the national level.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten announces a new schools funding policy, which reaffirms Labor’s commitment to the Gonski reforms. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Bill Shorten promises Labor would implement the full Gonski

Bill Shorten is pushing schools funding to the centre of this year’s election battle by committing to fully funding the Gonski blueprint.

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