The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes agreement reached today with the Australian Government that will see additional funding flow to independent schools over the next six years. ISCA acknowledges the open and consultative approach from Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Rudd and Minister for Education the Hon Bill Shorten and their continuing commitment […]
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ISCA welcomes further public clarification about total costs and proposed cost sharing arrangements between the Commonwealth and the State and Territory Governments of a new national school funding model. ISCA acknowledges Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s confirmation that the arrangements the independent sector has been negotiating with the Australian Government for the past 7 months will […]
Canberra’s political soup is heating up, so much so that last week it threatened to boil over. Internal party politics aside, it is the Government’s self-imposed election deadline that is helping to raise the temperature. An election date of 14 September means the Government has only until 27 June 2013 to pass legislation, including legislation […]
ISCA has released a new Independent Update, Review of Funding for Schooling: Update for independent schools – March 2013, which provides independent schools with the latest information regarding the Review of Funding for Schooling. Independent school representatives have been actively involved in the Review process, meeting with the Review Panel and making numerous major submissions to […]
Quality should be the ultimate goal and driver of education policy, suggests a new research report, Beyond Gonski: Reviewing the Evidence on Quality Education. The report was released by the Public Policy Institute (PPI) of the Australian Catholic University on 18 March in Sydney and 19 March in Brisbane. “Quality might be headlined in every […]
ISCA Submission to the House of Representatives Committee Inquiry into the Australian Education Bill 2012
On Thursday 29 November 2012 the Selection Committee, asked the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment to inquire into and report on the Australian Education Bill 2012 . ISCA has made a written submission to the inquiry which comments on the Australian Education Bill and discusses key issues for independent schools. The full Submission […]
ISCA Submission – Development of Governance Standards for the Not-for-profit Sector Consultation Paper
On 13 February 2013, ISCA made a submission to The Treasury regarding the Development of Governance Standards for the Not-for-profit Sector Consultation Paper The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.
ISCA Submission – Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Draft Regulations for Financial Reporting Requirements
On 13 February 2013, ISCA made a submission to The Treasury regarding the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Draft Regulations for Financial Reporting Requirements. The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.
ISCA Submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Education Bill 2012
On 29 November 2012 the Senate referred the Australian Education Bill 2012 for inquiry and report. On 8 February 2013, ISCA made a submission to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee’s Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Education Bill 2012. The full submission is available in ISCA submissions.
ISCA welcomes the introduction of the Australian Education Bill 2012. This Bill represents a first step in the Australian Government’s aspirational goal to reshape the funding arrangements for Australian schools with a view to providing an excellent education for all students. While ISCA appreciates the complexity of the task, many of the 1,100 independent school […]