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ISCA Media Release – Independent schools welcome funding announcements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the joint announcement today by the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP and the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP on school funding. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels, said the funding announced for state and territory Associations of Independent Schools (AISs) confirms the […]

ISCA Media Release – Independent Schools Support Funding Model Improvements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed statements from Education Minister, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, that he will review the former Government’s new school funding model in 2014. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels, agrees that the new “Better Schools” funding model that is due to commence in January 2014 is facing […]

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 […]

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