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ISCA Submissions

As part of representing the interests of the Independent school sector, ISCA prepares submissions to various government and departmental inquiries. Please click on the list of recent submissions if you would like to understand in more detail the views of the Independent school sector on these issues.

The submissions are in PDF format.

 

2017

ISCA submission to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee – Inquiry into the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 (May 2017)

ISCA submission to the Productivity Commission National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs Issues Paper (Mar 2017)

ISCA submission to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper: Reforms to Human Services (Feb 2017)

 

2016

ISCA submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report: Data Availability and Use (13 Dec 2016)

ISCA submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report: National Education Evidence Base (18 Oct 2016)

ISCA submission to the Overseas Students Ombudsman Discussion Paper. Safeguarding the Student Experience: External Complaint Avenues (15 Aug 2016)

ISCA Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services (25 July 2016)

ISCA Submission to the Productivity Commission Issues Paper: National Education Evidence Base (May 2016)

ISCA Submission to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding Investment (March 2016)

 

2015
Inquiry into Educational Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs (October 2015)

Inquiry into Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 and the Education Services for Overseas Students (Registration Charges) Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015 – Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee (October 2015)

Current levels of access and attainment for students with disability in school system – Senate Education and Employment References Committee (August 2015)

2015 Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 – Department of Education and Training (June 2015)

Draft National International Education Strategy – Department of Education and Training (June 2015)

Re:think Tax Discussion Paper – The Treasury (June 2015)

Review of TPS Governance and Administration Arrangements – Tuition Protection Service (May 2015)

Barriers to Services Exports – Issues paper – Productivity Commission (May 2015)

Reform of the Federation White Paper, Issues Paper 4 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (April 2015)

 

2014

Future Directions for Streamlined Visa Processing Discussion Paper – Department of Immigration and Border Protection (December 2014)

Competition Policy Review Draft Report – Competition Policy Review (November 2014)

Review of the ESOS Framework Discussion Paper – Commonwealth Department of Education (October 2014)

Review of the Low SES Loading (Summary) – Commonwealth Department of Education (September 2014)

Draft Report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning – Productivity Commission (September 2014)

The Forrest Review – Creating Parity – Indigenous Jobs and Training Review, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (September 2014)

TPS Post-Implementation Review – Tuition Protection Service (September 2014)

Consultation Issues Paper – Written Agreements – Overseas Student Ombudsman (September 2014)

ISCA Submission to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group – Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (July 2014)

Review of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework – Commonwealth Department of Education (May 2014)

Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Repeal) (No. 1) Bill 2014 – Senate Standing Committee on Economics (May 2014)

Review of the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement – Department of Immigration and Border Protection (March 2014)

ISCA Submission to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding – Senate Select Committee on School Funding (March 2014)

 

2013

ISCA submission regarding the TPS levy – Tuition Protection Service (TPS) Board (December 2013)

Joint International Education Peak Body submission – National Committee of Audit (November 2013)

Australian Education Bill 2013 (as amended) and the Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 – Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (June 2013)

Australian Education (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment (June 2013)

Exposure Draft Charities (Consequential Amendments & Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013 – The Treasury (May 2013)

ASQA Cost Recovery Impact Statement 2013 – Exposure Draft – Australian Skills Quality Authority (April 2013)

Inquiry into the Australian Education Bill 2012 – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment (February 2013)

Development of Governance Standards for the Not-for-profit Sector Consultation Paper – The Treasury (February 2013)

Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission – Financial Reporting Requirements – Draft Regulations – The Treasury (February 2013)

Inquiry into the provisions of the Australian Education Bill 2012 – Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee (February 2013)

 

2012

Tax Laws Amendment (2012 measures No 6) Bill 2012 – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics (December 2012)

Not-for-profit Sector Tax Concessions Working Group Discussion Paper – NFP Sector Tax Concession Working Group Secretariat (December 2012)

Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 – Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (August 2012)

Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 – Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (August 2012)

Inquiry into the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Exposure Draft Bills – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics (July 2012)

Discussion Paper for the Development of an International Education Strategy for Australia – International Education Advisory Council (June 2012)

Consolidated Feedback on the draft Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework – Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) (June 2012)

Charitable Fundraising Regulation Reform: Discussion Paper and Draft Regulation Impact Statement – The Treasury (April 2012)

Inquiry into Migration Legislation Amendment (Student Visas) Bill 2012 – Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (April 2012)

Review of the Student Visa Assessment Level Framework – Department of Immigration and Citizenship (March 2012)

Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2011/D5 (School Building Funds) – Australian Tax Office (March 2012)

ACNC: Implementation Design Discussion Paper – Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Implementation Taskforce (February 2012)

Australia in the Asian Century – Australia in the Asian Century Task Force (February 2012)

‘Consolidation of Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws’ Discussion Paper – The Attorney-General’s Department (February 2012)

‘Review of Not-For-Profit Governance’ Consultation Paper – The Treasury (January 2012)

 

2011

‘A Definition of Charity’ Consultation Paper – The Treasury (December 2011)

Inquiry into the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011; ESOS (TPS Levies) Bill 2011; and ESOS (Registration Charges) Amendment (TPS) Bill 2011 (Supplementary Submission) – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (December 2011)

Inquiry into the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislation Amendment Bill 2011; ESOS (TPS Levies) Bill 2011; and ESOS (Registration Charges) Amendment (TPS) Bill 2011 – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (November 2011)

Inquiry into Bills referred on 22 September 2011 (ESOS Tuition Protection Service) –  House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment (October 2011)

Review of Funding for Schooling – Response to Commissioned Research – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Review of Funding for Schooling (September 2011)

Inquiry into Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011 – House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment (July 2011)

Student Visa Program Review – Department of Immigration and Citizenship (April 2011)

Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (April 2011)

Inquiry into National Funding Agreements – Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (April 2011)

ISCA Submission – Review of Funding for Schools – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Review of Funding for Schooling (March 2011)

National School Chaplaincy Program – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (March 2011)

 

2010

Inquiry into the Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2010 (Provisions) – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (July 2010)

Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010– Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (June 2010)

ISCA comments on Discussion Paper and Terms of Reference– Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Review of Funding for Schooling

 

2009

Inquiry into Primary Schools for the 21st Century – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (October 2009)

Review of the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (October 2009)

Inquiry into the Educational Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Re-registration of Providers and Other Measures) Bill 2009 – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (September 2009)

Inquiry into the Welfare of International Students– Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (August 2009)

Inquiry into Rural and Regional Access to Secondary and Tertiary Education Opportunities– Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee (August 2009)

Review of Regulatory Burden on Business – Social and Economic Infrastructure Service – Productivity Commission (March 2009)

 

2008

Inquiry into the Schools Assistance Bill 2008 and the Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (October 2008)

Inquiry into the Disclosure Regime for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organisations – Senate Economics Committee (August 2008)

Inquiry into Academic Freedom – Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee (August 2008)

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