Topic archives: Education

The female workforce revolution is finally arriving

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.

Who’s really to thank for our jobs boom?

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.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

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.

What the American net neutrality decision means for Australia

and December 15, 2017 8

Ajit Pai's destruction of net neutrality has ramifications beyond the American economy into the realm of human rights.

Will marriage equality lead to defunded private schools?

December 7, 2017 16

With marriage equality set to pass the house of representatives today, what, if anything, will change about religious schooling?

Five key areas show we need to put social cohesion before economic growth

November 13, 2017 3

The breakup of social solidarity is evident in key policy areas.

When banks stopped educating and started manipulating Australian kids

October 13, 2017 11

CBA teaching schoolyards about credit could be leading generations of Australians to financial illiteracy writes Douglas Ross.

Rundle: Hanson’s autistic kids comments reveal a truth no one wants to talk about

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.

Hanson’s lock ’em up disability strategy two decades old

June 22, 2017 20

Pauline Hanson has long regarded Australians with disabilities as a problem for the rest of us, an old document shows.

The government gives, and gives, and gives, to get a Gonski

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.