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Elite Melbourne Private Schools to Get Big Funding Windfalls from Turnbull Government

10 October 2017

​Several wealthy Melbourne private schools are set to get large windfall gains from the Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 funding model after revisions to their assessed student need.

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Federal cuts will magnify existing disadvantage for rural, regional and remote public schools, submission finds

26 September 2017

A significant shortfall of Federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia, a submission to a government education inquiry has found.

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OECD education report poses big challenges to Federal Government on funding for public schools

14 September 2017

​The latest OECD ‘Education at a Glance 2017‘ report adds strong evidence to calls for increasing investment in public schools

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Education ministers urged to reject Gonski review panel timelines at meeting this week

12 September 2017

The Australian Education Union has called on State and Territory Education Ministers to reject a four-week timeline for submissions to the Gonski 2.0 review panel just announced by Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

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SSTUWA withdraws support for online NAPLAN

6 September 2017

SSTUWA members are aware that earlier this year, Minister for Education Sue Ellery determined that Western Australian schools would not participate in NAPLAN Online due to ongoing technical concerns.

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