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

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

Bernard KeaneJun 22, 201715 Comments

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.

Turnbull searches for someone to surrender to on Gonski

Turnbull searches for someone to surrender to on Gonski

Bernard KeaneJun 20, 201715 Comments

The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.

Turnbull desperate to govern from the centre, but foes won't let him

Turnbull desperate to govern from the centre, but foes won't let him

Bernard KeaneJun 19, 201719 Comments

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.

Doin' the Gonski -- a history of the Liberals' school funding dance

Doin' the Gonski -- a history of the Liberals' school funding dance

Bernard KeaneMay 3, 20171 Comment

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.

Conski no more -- Gonski returns to help Turnbull end 'funding wars'

Conski no more -- Gonski returns to help Turnbull end 'funding wars'

Bernard KeaneMay 2, 20177 Comments

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.

How the right is blunting Labor's Gonski wedge

How the right is blunting Labor's Gonski wedge

Bernard KeaneMay 16, 201610 Comments

The government has tried to reframe the Gonski debate as being simply about more spending on schools -- at the expense of disadvantaged students.

Fiscal fools: give us a break on the budget BS, Joe

Fiscal fools: give us a break on the budget BS, Joe

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerApr 1, 201450 Comments

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.

Essential: we think we're highly taxed; Labor claws back voter esteem

Essential: we think we're highly taxed; Labor claws back voter esteem

Bernard KeaneMar 25, 20147 Comments

Australians believe they're highly taxed compared internationally, and that it's getting worse, today's Essential Report finds.

Survey: cabinet really is a private school boys' club

Survey: cabinet really is a private school boys' club

Dylan BarberDec 16, 201320 Comments

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 ...

Memo to Chris Pyne: Gonski is not going anywhere

Memo to Chris Pyne: Gonski is not going anywhere

Bronwyn HinzNov 26, 201316 Comments

Are Labor's Gonski school reforms (and funding increases) really in jeopardy from an Abbott government? Probably not, writes education expert Bronwyn Hinz.