education

education August 6, 2022

Exclusive: Private schools win millions in disability funding

Disabled students in public schools are missing out on $600 million a year, because of onerous and unfair funding arrangements.

education July 9, 2022

‘Pushing bullshit’: Leaked docs reveal Dutton’s education farce

Leaked documents show the Liberal Party cut more than half the national history curriculum to fit its ideology. Now Peter Dutton is using attacks on education to rebuild his base.

education June 4, 2022

The ‘institutional rot’ of Australian universities

Threatened cuts to key support positions and research have sparked unprecedented protests at the University of Sydney and elsewhere and jeopardised the top-tier status that draws students.

religion November 27, 2021

What the religious discrimination bill is really about

The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill is being rushed into parliament ahead of the election, although it fails to clarify key aspects of discrimination, including the treatment of queer school students.

education September 11, 2021

The mental health crisis facing young Australians

Despite government promises to increase funding during the pandemic, Australian experts are identifying a mental health emergency for young people.

education September 11, 2021

Principals under pressure

Even as school principals face more onerous workplace demands, they are receiving less support, leaving many burnt out and disillusioned – and some under investigation.

indigenous affairs August 21, 2021

‘Excited delirium’ used by police

A controversial medical condition is being used by law enforcement around Australia to defend the use of force and to explain deaths in custody – but it has no agreed definition and may not even exist.

resources August 14, 2021

IPCC climate report author: our final plea to the world

For the first time, the IPCC has been able to emphatically conclude that human influence is responsible for almost all global warming experienced since pre-industrial times. All model scenarios show a breach of the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degree Celsius target in the early 2030s.

ir August 14, 2021

Scott Morrison and the women’s movement

This weekend marks six months since the Brittany Higgins allegations broke. How much political capital has Scott Morrison expended on issues of concern to women, particularly their safety and economic security?

immigration July 31, 2021

Universities cutting Asia studies

As universities struggle through the pandemic, Asia studies programs are being cut at an alarming rate, indicating a national move away from engagement with Asia.

media July 24, 2021

Can Mark Scott transform universities?

A former journalist and son of a line of management consultants, Mark Scott arrives at the University of Sydney as an unlikely vice-chancellor. Can his curious talents turn around a struggling sector?