Education Minister Dan Tehan has warned non-government schools that if they fail to open for the next term they will face losing funding. He said on Thursday that “as part of the funding requirement” a…
The number of coronavirus cases in Australia is likely to be quite small, but there could be substantial broader effects.
Parliament will reopen in the final month of a summer of horror for the country in general and Scott Morrison in particular.
Education minister Dan Tehan said the PISA results were ‘dismal’.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren’t representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Professor of Public Ethics, Clive Hamilton, has warned that unless Australian universities act decisively, they will live “under the ever-darkening shadow of Beijing”.
Professor of Public Ethics, Clive Hamilton, has accused “many” vice-chancellors of of losing sight of academic freedom, under the pressure of revenue and influence from China.
There has been mounting concern over Chinese influence in Australia’s universities.
The Morrison government is setting up a University Foreign Interference Taskforce, as it grapples with encroachments by China into Australia’s higher education sector.
An independent review found there was no freedom of speech crisis at universities, but it recommended a model code of conduct.
The pressure for universities to take action on free speech may be more about politics than anything else.
There need to be deeper reforms to teaching, such as higher pay at the top end, better opportunities for career advancement, and improvements to the professional working environment.
Evidence shows improving teacher selection will improve student results.
Regardless of who wins next year’s federal election, it’s time for us to all get on the same page.
2018 was a mixed bag for schooling policy in Australia, with new ministers, a new organisation and auspicious anniversaries. It’s worth reflecting on the year that’s been.
The Melbourne Declaration provides a national vision of what education in Australia should be for.
The Melbourne Declaration is now ten years old. It acts as a national guide for education policy, practice and delivery in Australian schools.
Funding boosts to private schools will not necessarily result in lower fees.
Increased funding to Catholic schools won’t necessarily make them more accessible for low-income families.
Social Services Minister Dan Tehan has called for a Religious Discrimination Act, but there are many reasons to be wary of such a move.
As Australian society changes, some religious groups are struggling to adjust to their new, less influential place in it.
Malcolm Turnbull said he regretted having to drop Darren Chester from his frontbench line-up.
Malcolm Turnbull’s reshuffled cabinet has five new faces, but one of the Nationals’ best performers has been unceremoniously dumped by his party leader.
Liberal MP Andrew Nikolic (right) is close to deposed prime minister Tony Abbott.
In an era of ever-increasing counter-terrorism powers, what is Andrew Nikolic’s appointment to a powerful parliamentary committee likely to mean for its scrutiny of national security legislation?