Public forums have been held in Queensland, Victoria and Northern Territory to hear from key stakeholders and members of the public about the challenges faced by students living in regional, rural and remote areas.
After another marathon sitting on the eve of the winter recess, Parliament has passed the revamped Gonski schools funding package.
As Parliament rose for the winter recess Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition were celebrating their biggest success since the election – passage of the legislation to implement their new version of the schools funding scheme, now known as Gonski 2.0.
The federal Government is seeking to boost Australia’s cyber security defences by up-skilling the domestic workforce to address a critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals.
Since Scott Morrison presented his second Budget just under three weeks ago it has been the subject of three separate and parallel debates: there has been a debate about its vision, its popularity and its forecasts.
Greens education spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, has raised the prospect that the Greens could block the Turnbull Government’s schools package because even regular yearly increases may be more generous than the Gonski 2.0 plan.
State and territory education ministers have accused the Federal Government of cutting them out of the decision making over school funding.
The federal Government has announced a new needs-based schools funding system, and increased investment.
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the Government will seek to drive better outcomes for both students and taxpayers as part of its latest suite of higher education reforms.
The Government’s announcement of the revamp of the VET FEE-HELP scheme with the aim of saving the Budget $7 billion over coming years should be the start – not the end – of a review and revitalisation of the vocational education system.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has launched a potentially rancorous debate with the states as he prepares for a major overhaul of federal funding for schools.
The Australian Greens say they are committed to boosting funding to the university sector “so it can provide high quality and affordable higher education and training.”
At the halfway point on this eight-week campaign political static is overwhelming most significant policy – and political – debate.
A Labor government after July 2 will introduce a loan cap of $8,000 a year in the vocational education and training FEE-HELP program, says Labor leader Bill Shorten.
The Labor Party has promised that if it wins the election, it will ensure that, by 2020, every teacher of STEM subjects at secondary level in Australia will be qualified in their relevant subject.
Bill Shorten says a Labor government will invest an additional $100 million to support Indigenous students to succeed at school, and boost the number of Indigenous teachers.
The federal Government has released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into introducing competition and informed user choice into human services.
The Coalition Government has committed to a $73.6 billion student achievement plan in what it calls the most significant package of education quality reforms in a generation.
The national teachers union has accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of abrogating his responsibility to public schools by suggesting the states take responsibility for funding them.
The federal Department of Education and Training has published the report on a review of Australia’s research policy and funding arrangements conducted by Dr Ian Watt.
At present Malcolm Turnbull’s national leadership is riding a tide of enthusiasm and relief that at last Australia can have a sensible and wide-ranging discussion about the nation’s and economy’s future.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rekindled hopes that the Commonwealth Government may fund the final two years of the Gonski education reforms.
New Education Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed that the Government’s proposed university changes will be delayed for at least a year.
Although it is unfashionable to admit it, day-to-day public Federal politics, which is composed of a series of consultations, decisions and policy announcements, has fallen into something of an hiatus over the last week.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs has established a new Inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students.
The relative success of this week’s National Reform Summit highlights – once again - the vacuum in policy development and implementation by the Federal Government.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has announced a comprehensive review of university research funding and policy as part of its strategy to boost the commercial returns from research.
Education and Training Minister Christopher Pyne is urging Australians to have a say on our most successful services export – international education.
Assistant Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham has announced “a rolling campaign of legislative and other changes”.
For a second time, the Senate has voted down the Government’s legislation to reform the tertiary education sector.