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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that it will continue to index its funding payments to non-government schools for the 2011 calendar year. Mr Bill Daniels, Executive Director of ISCA, said that this positive decision was a key element of the funding arrangements by recognising that all […]
On 5 July 2011, ISCA lodged a submission to the Inquiry into the Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011 being undertaken by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. The full submission is available in ISCA Submissions.
On 24th June 2011, ISCA appeared before the Inquiry into National Funding Agreements being undertaken by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The full text is available in Speeches and Presentations.
Abbotsleigh School, the NSW Parents’ Council and the Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales released a communiqué on 9th June 2011 following the Abbotsleigh Parent Forum held on 8th June 2011. “The Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell, addressed more than 400 parents of independent school students, representing more than 60 independent […]