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 20, 2017 15
The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.
June 19, 2017 19
Better than his overseas counterparts, Malcolm Turnbull has read the mood of electoral disillusionment, but his opponents are succeeding in preventing him from showing it.
May 3, 2017 1
Over the last five years, the Liberals have engaged in a one-person game of Twister on schools funding. Yesterday was their latest, and they hope last, position.
May 2, 2017 7
In an effort to end the "school funding wars", Malcolm Turnbull has co-opted the most potent name in school funding reform, and promised more Commonwealth money for government schools.
May 16, 2016 10
The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.
April 1, 2014 50
Joe Hockey's pre-budget spinning has veered into outright falsehoods as he attempts to claim Labor has boobytrapped the budget. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.
March 25, 2014 7
Australians believe they're highly taxed compared internationally, and that it's getting worse, today's Essential Report finds.
December 16, 2013 20
Watch out when the government talks education funding reform; a Crikey survey by Dylan Barber finds 82% of the cabinet went to private schools. See which minister had the most expensive education ...
November 26, 2013 16
Are Labor's Gonski school reforms (and funding increases) really in jeopardy from an Abbott government? Probably not, writes education expert Bronwyn Hinz.