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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 […]

ISCA The Year in Review 2011 released

The Year in Review gives an overview of ISCA’s activities on behalf of the independent schools sector during the past year, including coverage of some current issues of concern to the sector. Copies of The Year in Review 2011 are available from ISCA. The full publication is available to view in Year in Review.

Money Starts to Flow for Students with Disabilities

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the announcement by the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations, Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins, that funding will start to flow to the independent school sector to support the many students with disabilities currently being educated in independent schools. “This additional funding has been […]

Gonski Recommendations Deserve Further Consideration

The Board of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has signalled its intent to work with the Gonski Review’s recommendations as the basis for establishing a new schools funding model. The Executive Director of ISCA, Mr Bill Daniels, commended the Review Panel for achieving the seemingly impossible task of recommending a funding model which […]

Funding Uncertainty Continues for Independent Schools

ISCA today cautiously welcomed the release of the Final Report of the Review of Funding for Schooling. The Executive Director of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, Bill Daniels, acknowledged the work of the Review Panel and its Chair, David Gonski AC, and the comprehensive nature of the Panel’s recommendations. Mr Daniels expressed the independent […]

ISCA Supports Coalition’s Ten Principles for School Funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the ten principles that underpin the Federal Coalition’s approach to student funding that were announced last night in an address to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute by Shadow Education Minister Christopher Pyne MP. ISCA’s Executive Director, Mr Bill Daniels said today that the independent schools sector […]

ISCA Submission – Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws

On 1st February 2012, ISCA lodged a submission in to the Attorney-General’s Department regarding the Discussion Paper – Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws. The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.

ISCA Submission – Review of the Not-For-Profit Governance Arrangements Consultation Paper

On 25th January 2012, ISCA lodged a submission in response to the Treasury Consultation Paper – Review of the Not-For-Profit Governance Arrangements Consultation Paper. The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.

ISCA Media Release – Chaplaincy Program Extension Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s extra $222 million commitment to extend the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) and enable an additional 1000 schools the opportunity to participate in the program. Mr Bill Daniels, Executive Director of ISCA, said that the NSCP is a distinctive program that provides […]

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