education

education May 19, 2018

The final challenge to religious chaplains

After two High Court decisions, the fight against federal funding for religious-only school chaplains is set to end with a test case on state anti-discrimination law.

rural March 31, 2018

Gap not closing on Indigenous disadvantage

The government’s assessment of Indigenous disadvantage ignores how far behind remote communities are compared with cities, and how top-down policy-making reinforces economic disparities.

immigration June 24, 2017

Migrant language service budget cuts

Federal budget changes to a program that teaches new Australians language skills are, according to the Adult Migrant English Service, prioritising cost savings above social integration.

education March 24, 2018

China could stop sending students

Signals from China that it may restrict the number of its students enrolling in Australian tertiary institutions have foreign-fee-dependent universities alarmed.

law & crime May 27, 2017

The social impact of declining literacy rates

As declining literacy rates in Australia feed into unemployment figures, some studies claim they can also be linked to crime statistics and recidivism.

immigration May 13, 2017

Scott Morrison budgets on turn-in from the world

As the treasurer squares up for a fight with the banks over a new levy, his budget finds its unifying theme in making an example of foreign money.

education May 6, 2017

Turnbull’s war on universities

If the government’s new schools funding plan represents an ideological change, its cuts to universities reflect a calculated antipathy.

education April 22, 2017

Inside the war on Safe Schools

The campaign against Safe Schools is reaching its final chapter, but in many respects the program has already done its work.

education March 4, 2017

Charting the war on young people

A suite of policy settings, from wage cuts to unaffordable education, shows the government turning its back on a generation.

education February 25, 2017

Gonski funding under threat despite positive outcomes

As the federal government shies away from the full funding of Gonski, the successes of the model are becoming clearer.

art November 26, 2016

National Art School head Michael Lynch calls for support

It has been the training ground for some of Australia’s best-known artists but now the National Art School is on a knife edge as its interim administrator fights to secure its future.