January 22, 2018 8
Unusually, the Turnbull government has presided over policies that have driven strong growth in female employment. We should get used to it.
January 16, 2018 12
The strong jobs growth under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison is due to the government's health and education spending, and low interest rates, not a buoyant private sector.
January 15, 2018 16
The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.
December 15, 2017 8
Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.
December 7, 2017 16
With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?
November 13, 2017 3
The breakup of social solidarity is evident in key policy areas.
October 13, 2017 11
CBA teaching schoolyards about credit could be leading generations of Australians to financial illiteracy writes Douglas Ross.
June 23, 2017 56
That some teachers have to devote most of their attention to children with serious behaviour management issues is hardly news to anyone with a child in school, but there’s a curious veil of silence drawn across it.
June 22, 2017 20
Pauline Hanson has long regarded Australians with disabilities as a problem for the rest of us, an old document shows.
June 22, 2017 15
The purists and rent-seekers won't like it but the Turnbull government has produced a decent economic reform with its Gonski victory in the Senate.
June 22, 2017 3
Under a deal made with Hanson's One Nation, the revised Gonski legislation will ban boys from attending school between the ages of four and 18, at Malcolm Roberts' request.
June 21, 2017 8
Catholic schools, like all industry stakeholders, know that sometimes the best way to get a message across to politicians is to use former politicians.
June 20, 2017 15
The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.
June 14, 2017 2
Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.
June 7, 2017 1
If Australia wants to achieve strong second language proficiency, it should consider adopting a mandatory approach, says freelance writer Nick Rodway.
May 26, 2017 9
Labor is being deeply cynical in its ongoing attacks on the government over school funding. But it's unlikely to lose it any votes.
May 5, 2017 13
The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.
April 11, 2017 6
International students appear regularly in stories about underpayment of workers. They're vulnerable and often unaware of their rights, and we don't even know how much they're being exploited.
February 10, 2017 6
A new educational program aims to get children looking at coal with as much love as Scott Morrison does. As discovered by satirist Ben Pobjie.
November 21, 2016 1
Data. We've got to pay attention to the data, writes Stephen Bartos, CEO of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth.