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Privacy Compliance Manual updated to November 2019

The Privacy Compliance Manual (updated to November 2019) supersedes the Privacy Compliance Manual which was first published in 2001 and updated in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. It contains some substantial changes which were required by the introduction of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth) and the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth).

Trends in Key Economic Parameters: An Economic Context for Independent Schools in Australia (MID-YEAR UPDATE)

A 2019 ISCA Research Report examining trends in key economic parameters using ABS price index data, school-based ABS data and ACARA data to provide a picture of the economic environment in Australia as it relates to schooling. Now updated to mid year 2019 figures.

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.

Independent Schools Welcome Clarification of Future Funding Arrangements

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) congratulates the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, for moving quickly to clarify future funding arrangements for Independent schools. The Government today announced the phased introduction of a new model for calculating government funding for non-government schools which creates the foundation for a fair and reasonable resolution of the current funding issues.

ISCA Congratulates New Minister for Education

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has congratulated the Hon Dan Tehan MP on his appointment as Minister for Education. ISCA Executive Director, Colette Colman said she looked forward to working with Mr Tehan on a wide range of school education issues, including Australian Government funding for non-government schools.

Further work required to determine feasibility of SES changes

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) has stressed that the recommendations of the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) Report on its Review of the SES will require rigorous trialling and validation before it can be implemented. ISCA Executive Director Colette Colman today said that, “The Board recommendations would be a significant change from the present methodology. The current approach took three years to model, trial and validate prior to its introduction, and we’d expect the same rigour prior to any move away from the existing arrangements.”

Low and middle-income families choose Independent schools

ISCA’s analysis of the 2016 Census examines trends across all school sectors in areas including enrolment share and growth, family income, dependent children, students recently arrived in Australia and religious affiliation.

2018 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum

The 2018 ISCA & AHISA National Education Forum was held in Canberra on Monday 20 August 2018, bringing together principals, members of governing bodies, business managers and sector representatives from other national and state-based organisations, plus national political leaders. Further details, speeches, presentations and media releases are now available on ISCA’s event webpage.

Independent schools welcome latest Gonski report

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today welcomed the release of Through Growth to Achievement, the report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools led by Mr David Gonski AC.

Research Funding for School Improvement Welcomed

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) today commended the Australian Labor Party and
its Shadow Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, for the commitment to
establish an Evidence Institute for Schools.

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