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2020

15/05/2020 – Independent schools welcome Government support to assist with hygiene in schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, that the Australian Government will provide an additional $10 million to improve COVID-19 hygiene measures in non-government schools.

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29/04/2020 – Independent schools welcome Government support to bring forward recurrent funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, that Independent schools will have the option to apply for their July 2020 recurrent funding payment from the Australian Government to be brought forward to May and June 2020.

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16/04/2020 – Independent schools support National Cabinet Principles around COVID-19 complexities

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes the Prime Minister’s support for an early resumption of normal school operations and the importance of face to face education for students. This will look different in the diverse contexts in which schools operate, said Dr David Mulford, CEO of ISCA.

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08/03/2020 – Independent schools welcome support for online story time during COVID-19 crisis

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed today’s announcement by copyright stakeholder groups of special arrangements for school story times during the COVID-19 crisis, which will ensure teachers are able to continue to read stories to students whether they are learning from the school or at home.

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02/03/2020 – Independent schools welcome review into funding impacts on regional and remote schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan, of the upcoming review by the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) into the funding impact of Schooling Resourcing Standard (SRS) loadings on students and schools in regional and remote Australia.

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06/02/2020 – Independent schools are Australia’s fastest growing school sector

Parents continue to show a high degree of confidence in Independent schools, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing the Independent school sector recording its strongest growth in more than 10 years.

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28/01/2020 – Independent schools welcome further Government support to drought-affected schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that it will double its support for non-government schools that cater for students in drought-affected areas to $20 million.

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17/01/2020 – Independent schools welcome Government support to school communities affected by bushfires

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of additional support to school communities in bushfire-declared communities. These include additional mental health support and additional funding for school chaplains.

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2019

07/11/2019 – Independent schools welcome Government support to drought-affected schools

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of an additional $10 million to support schools that cater for students in drought-affected areas.

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16/10/2019 – Independent schools welcome legislation to waive very remote teacher student debt

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the introduction of legislation to waive the HELP debt for teachers who worked at very remote schools.

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03/06/2019 – ISCA Congratulates the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on Education Reappointment

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP on her reappointment as the Shadow Minister for Education and Training.

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26/05/2019 – ISCA Congratulates the Hon Dan Tehan MP on reappointment as Education Minister

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has welcomed the reappointment of the Hon Dan Tehan MP as Minister for Education.

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20/05/2019 – ISCA congratulates Coalition Government on election win

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Morrison Government on being returned to office, as well as all Members and Senators elected to serve in the 46th Parliament of Australia.

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08/03/2019 – Parental confidence in Independent schools continues to grow

Parents continue to show a high degree of confidence in Independent schools, with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing the Independent school sector recording its strongest growth in 10 years.

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20/02/2019 – Independent Schools Welcome Labor’s Commitment to Additional Students with Disability Funding

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcomes Labor’s promise of an additional $300 million to meet the needs of students with disability.

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30/01/2019 – Independent schools challenge flawed fee portrayal by ASG

Education contribution fund provider Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) has this year suggested the national median fee for a metropolitan Independent school is $14,116. However, ISCA’s research indicates the median fee for an Australian metropolitan Independent school is $6,685 per annum.

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