With the vast majority of the judiciary coming from elite private schools, do the decisions of Australia's courts really reflect everyday Australians?
Crikey readers debate the Coalition's school funding platform.
Good morning, early birds. Reports indicate we could see a leadership spill as early as this morning. Plus, private schools walk back their support for a new funding arrangement. It's the news you need to know with Natasha Grivas.
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.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils could lose control of six schools it operates after the Education Department has found numerous breaches of the law. Freelance journalist Chris Ray reports.
The Victorian Education Department has misplaced $853 million. Meanwhile, it can't fund small schools like The Jon Carnegie School in Kew. Dr Jon Carnegie reports.
George Brandis is once again standing up for those who need it least. Plus whether we should get rid of private school funding and a political candidate with some horrific views on domestic violence.
If the Jesuits want to be a "church for the poor", why are they only educating the extremely rich? Marion Maddox, director of Macquarie University's Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, looks into inequality in schools.
With education reforms given an unclear future, the spotlight has been on Tony Abbott’s private school-dominated cabinet. But a Crikey survey by Dylan Barber finds that the Labor shadow ministry isn't the bastion of public-school alumni you might think.