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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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Grace says schools, child-care centres will have to enforce vaccine mandate

Fraser Barton reports in InQld (1.12.21) on the Queensland government's announcement of vaccination mandates for anyone working at or atte... More »

Is the end nigh for the Australian public university?

Allan Patience writes in the Pearls and Irritations blog (17.5.21) about the federal government's seeming disinterest in effectively suppo... More »

A different sort of university: how an old dog learnt new tricks

Former TJ Ryan Foundation Executive Director, Professor Roger Scott, expands on his post-retirement return to education, describing the differences... More »

Can government actually predict the jobs of the future?

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, David Peetz, writes in The Conversation (26.6.20) about the federal government's proposed changes t... More »

It doesn't add up: uni funding overhaul will also hurt STEM students

Gareth Bryant comments in the Sydney Morning Herald (22.6.20) on the Morrison government's proposed changes to higher education degree fee... More »

When private schools go public

Chris Bonnor and colleagues write in Inside Story (16.3.20) about government funding to public and private schools, arguing that non-... More »

Why the profit motive fails in education

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, John Quiggin, writes in The Conversation (10.12.19) about why market forces don't work well in... More »

Dan Tehan wants a ‘model code’ on free speech at universities – what is it and do unis need it?

Katharine Gelber and Kristine Bowman write in The Conversation (24.6.19) about the federal Education Minister's push for Australian univer... More »

Fewer Australians will have uni or TAFE skills if governments don’t reform tertiary education

Peter Hurley and colleagues write in The Conversation (29.5.19) about their new Mitchell Institute report on the pressing need for collabo... More »

Schools policy in 2018: reflecting on the big events and the new developments

Bronwyn Hinz writes in The Conversation (21.12.18) that 2018 was a 'mixed bag' for schooling policy in Australia, with new ministers,... More »

MYEFO rips A$130 million per year from research funding despite budget surplus

Margaret Gardner writes in The Conversation (18.12.18) about the federal government's decision to reduce university funding, revealed in t... More »

Simon Birmingham’s intervention in research funding is not unprecedented, but dangerous

Jon Piccini and Dirk Moses write in The Conversation (26.10.18) about former education minister Simon Birmingham's worrying, but not unpre... More »

The vocational education sector needs a plan and action, not more talk

Ruth Schubert and Leo Goedegebuure write in The Conversation (3.10.18) that, with talk of more reviews into Australia's ailing vocational ... More »

Shared university services ‘snake oil’

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, Linda Shields, and Philip Darbyshire have written an opinion piece featured in the latest edition of Campus Re... More »

NAPLAN 2018: a few weeks late, but otherwise little change from previous years

Glenn Savage and colleagues write in The Conversation (28.8.18) that the current debate about comparability of NAPLAN results would be mor... More »

Five things we wouldn’t know without NAPLAN

The Grattan Institute's Peter Goss writes in The Conversation (15.5.18) that, while we may need to rethink how we use NAPLAN, it is s... More »

Gonski review reveals another grand plan to overhaul education: but do we really need it?

Glenn C. Savage writes in The Conversation (30.4.18) that the recently released Gonski 2.0 report focuses on overhauling core aspects of c... More »

Why we need to review how we test for teacher quality

Melissa Barnes and Russell Cross write in The Conversation (23.4.18) that Australia's decline in international PISA rankings and criticism... More »

What price the gap? Education and inequality in Australia

Analysis & Policy Observatory carries a link (2.4.18) to a Public Education Foundation report on the growing inequalities present... More »

Dean Ashenden: An open letter to Tanya Plibersek MP

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Dean Ashenden, writes in Inside Story (5.3.18) that Labor’s shadow education minister, T... More »

Freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians

Margaret Gardner writes in The Conversation (28.2.18) that the federal government's freeze on university funding not only limits oppo... More »

Vocational education policy is failing, and it’s not hard to see why

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, writes in Inside Story (22.2.18) about the 'crisis' surrounding Australia's vocational educ... More »

A response to Gittins on higher education in Australia

TJ Ryan Foundation Board chairman, Roger Scott, writes in the 'Pearls & Irritations' blog (24.1.18) the first of three commentaries about Austr... More »

What’s ahead for education policy in 2018

Megan O'Connell and Charlene Smith write in The Conversation (29.1.18) that debates over funding commitments dominated most education... More »

NAPLAN results have largely flat-lined, and patterns of inequality continue

Glenn C. Savage writes in The Conversation (13.12.17) about the release of NAPLAN testing eresults, indicating that student achieveme... More »


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