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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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Abbott and Pyne's private school ties a lesson to us all

John Birmingham writes in the Brisbane Times (23.6.15):

'Usually the debate about public funding of schools revolves around t... More »

The end of 'Free, secular and universal' schooling?

Alarm bells have been ringing since the leaking of a paper (not yet a Green Paper, and certainly not a White one) which, inter alia, suggests that ... More »

The changing profile of our university students

In the first of a series of articles on higher education in The Conversation, Nick Parr discusses examines the demographics of university ... More »

Selling students short

Christopher Peterson (The Conversation 20.5.15) More »

Should all uni students contribute the same?

Conor King (The Conversation, 14.4.15) suggests that it is time to explore the various options for higher education charges. 'Important to... More »

Group of Eight's change of tack smacks of self-interest

In the Weekend Conversation (11.4.15) Hannah Forsyth discusses the Group of Eight's recent decision to stop supporting deregulation... 'So... More »

Can the states help the nation's critical research infrastructure?

In The Conversation (7.4.15) Dr Chris Salisbury asks what happens next if the federal government argues that increasing financial pre... More »

Teachers learn over many years in the job - not just at university

In The Conversation (1.4.15) Stewart Riddle takes a close look at teacher training in Australia, concluding:

' ... the current foc... More »

The university rankings no Australian government wants to talk about

Rodney Tiffin writes in Inside Story (27.3.15):

'In 2011, the last year for which full international data is available, Australia&... More »

Stability is crucial for Australian scientific success

Brian Schmidt writes in the ABC's ThE Drum (21.3.15):

'Funding uncertainty makes it much harder for Australia to attract and ... More »

Defeat of higher education bill should ease budget pressures

Andrew Norton writes in The Conversation (19.3.15) that 

'After a boost to student numbers following the introduction of HECS... More »

Drawing positives from negatives after Pyne's legislation fails to get through Senate a second time

Vice-Chancellor of Canberra University, Stephen Parker, writes in The Conversation (18.3.15) that at least the conflict over Pyne's h... More »

All young people deserve tertiary education support - not just at uni

Peter Noonn and Sarah Pilcher write in The Conversation (16.3.15) discuss their proposal for greater equity in support for young people in... More »

Pyne's threats have threatened his university reforms

Michelle Gratton (The Conversation, 16.3.15) discusses the debacle over Pyne's threats to the scientific community if his 'reforms' d... More »

Demand-driven higher ed reform possible without fee deregulation

Andrew Norton writes in The Conversation (5.3.15) that 'Putting the demand-driven extension into a separate bill opens the way to achievin... More »

Science community on the edge of calamity

In response to Christopher Pyne's threat to tie science infrastructure funding to the passage of his higher education reform bill, Brian Schmidt wr... More »

Vice-Chancellors attack 'dumb' decision to axe research funding if Pyne's 'reforms' not pass

Matthew Knott reports in the Brisbane Times (11.3.15):

'The vice-chancellors of Australia's most prestigious universities have tak... More »

Science funding being held hostage by government

Tim Dean, The Conversation editor, writes (5.3.15):

'Leaders of many of Australia’s top scientific research organisations ha... More »

Government based university fee modelling on invented figures?

Daniel Hurst writes in The Guardian (25.2.15) 'Some of the figures used to produce secret government modelling on university fees wer... More »

The empire strikes back

Dean Ashendon writes in Inside Story (25.2.15):

'For the first time, the decades-old university monopoly of teacher education is t... More »

Privatisation of vocational education isn't working

In The Conversation (24.2.15) Serena Yu and Damian Oliver discuss the 'various horror stories of the workings of dodgy private provid... More »

Youth Connections program cut: whose responsibility vulnerable youth?

The Federal Government declined to talk to the ABC, but in a statement, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister ... More »

Whose responsibility for vulnerable teenagers: Commonwealth/State?

Paring back the curriculum would be a difficult and unnecessary task

Alaric Maude writes in The Conversation (10.12.14): 'The belief that the primary school curriculum is overcrowded is questionable. The int... More »

'Sleep-walking towards privatisation'

' ... wake up Australia if you want to preserve your children’s life chances. Wake up academia – especially those of you who write... More »


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