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ISCA Media Release – ISCA Congratulates New Ministers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the appointments of The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP as Minister for Education, The Hon. Sussan Ley MP as Assistant Minister for Education and Senator Scott Ryan as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels said that he looked forward to […]

ISCA Media Statement – Funding Stability Important for Schools

Following the passage of the Australian Education Act in June 2013, parents and school communities now have greater certainty about future Commonwealth funding.  While the wrangling with some state and territory governments continues, what we now know is that financial support from the Commonwealth  Government for independent schools will continue to be provided at reasonable […]

Opinion Piece – Funding decision welcome

Following the passage of the Australian Education Act in June, parents and school communities now have greater certainty about future Commonwealth funding.  While the wrangling with some state and territory governments continues, what we now know is that financial support from the Commonwealth Government for independent schools will continue to be provided at reasonable levels, […]

Joint Media Statement – International education needs a champion

Australia’s education peak bodies will this week urge the Federal Government, Opposition and all political parties to get behind measures to restore global competitiveness and innovation in Australia’s international education sector. In their second joint statement this year, the influential associations will warn that Australia is losing ground to international competitors whose governments place a […]

ISCA Media Release – Independent School Council welcomes agreement on Better Schools

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 […]

ISCA Media Statement – School Funding Model Clarification Welcomed

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 […]

ISCA Opinion Piece – Gonski: Pressure cooker politics

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 […]

Review of Funding for Schooling: Update for independent schools – March 2013

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 education report launched

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 […]

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