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School funding reform: three certainties make change to the existing system fraught for Catholic and independent schools

Published on the ABC, September 6, 2012: Julia Gillard has promised that no school will be worse off under proposed education reforms. But Liberal MP Alan Tudge says that any change to the school funding model will result in winners and losers.  The Prime Minister's response to the Gonski r... ... (10-Jun)

Pearson's impact has changed indigenous affairs for the better

PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN MAY 26, 2012 When we discuss the merits of Noel Pearson's work in Cape York, as Tony Koch, Chris Sarra and Marcia Langton have done in recent weeks, there is one thing we must not forget: the great innovations in indigenous policy that would not exist if it hadn't be... ... (26-May)

Government must step up to attract top teachers

PUBLISHED ON THE DRUM May 7, 2012 The introduction of minimum standards for teacher education courses is urgent. Entrance scores have collapsed as revealed by a government report on university offers released last week: 6.5 per cent of offers were made to students with an Australian Tertiary A... ... (07-May)

Quality teaching neglected in relentless funding focus - The Drum 12 April 2012

The Prime Minister's long-awaited school funding reforms outlined in the Gonski Review have been quietly shelved. The education ministers meeting last Thursday failed to endorse the reforms, with the Victorian Minister stating plainly that no substantial change will be happening anytime soon. After... ... (12-Apr)

Build different new bridges

PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN April 12, 2012: HAVING just returned from leading a political delegation to Vietnam, I have a confession: I had no idea Australia had recently given $160 million to Vietnam for a new bridge. But then neither did the Vietnamese I met. In almost 20 meetings with senior Vi... ... (12-Apr)

Quality teaching neglected in relentless funding focus

PUBLISHED ON THE DRUM ABC: The Prime Minister's long-awaited school funding reforms outlined in the Gonski Review have been quietly shelved. The education ministers meeting last Thursday failed to endorse the reforms, with the Victorian Minister stating plainly that no substantial change w... ... (12-Apr)

A new deal for remote Indigenous Australians

PUBLISHED IN THE IPA REVIEW (Vol 63/4)There is a tacit deal for remote Indigenous Australians that is not working. Indigenous Australians have been supported for the last 40 years just to exist in a place of their choice, as a guilt-ridden nation’s act of compensation for past mistreatment. Low requ... ... (15-Dec)

The Industrial logjam holding our children back

PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN:  While the change in Parliamentary Speaker was drowning other news, the Gillard government quietly dropped its promised teacher bonus scheme. Axing this clumsy add-on to the existing teacher salary structures was sensible, but the principle of merit pay remains esse... ... (29-Nov)

The Industrial logjam holding our children back

Coalition signals intent to prohibit gambling companies offering credit

The Coalition today released a Discussion Paper on Gambling Reform signalling its intent to (among other things) prohibit gambling companies from offering credit to their customers. Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, has been campaigning for this reform ever since an unemployed Wantirna man wa... ... (02-Nov)

Direct instruction teaching valuable lessons in Cape York

PUBLISHED IN 'THE AUSTRALIAN':  The official results are not in but every indication from reforms in three Cape York communities suggests a breakthrough is finally occurring in remote indigenous schooling. Children are attending at just below mainstream levels and many are learning faster than ... ... (22-Oct)

Direct instruction teaching valuable lessons in Cape York
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