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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.

Australian Education Bill 2012

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 […]

Independent Sector will Partner with Government to Improve School Outcomes

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today commended the Australian Government for setting the high, but achievable goal of making Australia’s schooling system amongst the best in the world by 2025. ISCA Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels welcomed the Government’s response to the Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling which was presented by the […]

Government Commits to Increased Independent School Funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the commitment of the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard, MP that “every independent school in Australia will see their funding increase under the Government’s plan for school funding reform.” The Prime Minister gave this commitment as part of her opening address to the Independent […]

Independent Sector Schools Forum Looks to the Future

A national education forum focussing on key trends and issues affecting independent schools was opened in Canberra today by the Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard MP, and featured an address by the Leader of the Opposition the Hon Tony Abbott MHR. The Prime Minister said “Every independent school in Australia will see their funding […]

ISCA Submission to the Review of Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Exposure Draft Legislation

The draft legislation to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was released for public comment by the Government earlier this month and subsequently referred to the House of Representatives Economics Committee for consideration over the Winter recess. ISCA provided a submission to the Inquiry on 20 July. ISCA also appeared before the House of […]

Government Commitment to Chaplains and Welfare Workers

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s continuing commitment to the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP) following today’s High Court decision in Canberra. The Attorney-General and the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth spoke in a Press Conference today of the government’s commitment to the […]

Charity Commissioner Nomination Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that Ms Susan Pascoe AM will be nominated to become the first Commissioner of the new Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Mr Barry Wallett, Deputy Executive Director of ISCA, said that Ms Pascoe has shown a willingness to listen to […]

New Chaplains and Welfare Workers Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of schools that will receive funding under the extension and expansion of the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). The Government announced that 409 independent schools with existing chaplains or student welfare workers were granted an extension to their […]

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