Josephine Tovey, Judith Ireland Education Minister Christopher Pyne's decision to review the national education curriculum is an attempt to score ''cheap political points'' and ignores years of work to draft the existing document,...
Judith Ireland, Anna Patty, Jonathan Swan The federal government has gone into damage control over school funding reforms, promising extra cash and blaming the media for not understanding the issue, as the row over its backflip on education...
James Massola Labor elder statesman Martin Ferguson says the ALP should support the return of the Coalition's construction watchdog, industrial relations reforms and warned Australia's high labour costs and low...
Tom Arup, Benjamin Priess Climate change should be taught to all students from middle primary school and be embedded in a range of subjects, a senior science curriculum authority says.
Tony Wright Tony Abbott, on the most basic measure, was Australia's most successful opposition leader. He oversaw the destruction of prime minister Kevin Rudd, prime minister Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd again.
Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government is considering taking control of the governance of Australian universities, relieving state governments of the responsibility.
Judith Ireland Same-sex marriage advocates have drawn up a hit list of about 70 federal politicians.
Larissa Nicholson The next four to six weeks will be ''desperate times'' for scientists seeking government funding.
Daniel Hurst The ACT government will demand a better deal from the Abbott government on school funding if the hold-out states are lured with more favourable offers.
Clay Lucas and Daniel Hurst Reintroduction of a beefed-up national construction watchdog by the Abbott government will see individuals picketing building sites at risk of being fined up to $34,000.
Amy McNeilage Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has called for a cap on the number of students allowed to enrol in teaching degrees to curb the state's oversupply of primary school teachers.
Rachel Browne Schools across the public, independent and Catholic sector in NSW have reacted angrily to the Coalition's backflip on funding, with many saying the uncertainty over budgets makes forward planning...
Benjamin Preiss Melbourne University has lost its place in the top 30 of a key international ranking while other Australian universities have also fallen.
Gareth Hutchens Former members of the Gonski review panel have joined a formal coalition of school principals, charities and church groups calling on the federal government to use the ''Gonski'' model to fund...
Heath Aston The Coalition's pre-election pledge that ''every single school in Australia will receive, dollar for dollar, the same federal funding over the next four years whether there is a Liberal or Labor...
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott has taken charge of the government's spiralling schools funding crisis, announcing that a massive $1.
Amy McNeilage Many of the world's most mathematically gifted teenagers come from countries with the most lucrative tutoring industries.
Daniel Hurst An Abbott government review of the university funding system will be headed by former Liberal education minister David Kemp and one of his old advisers, fuelling fears student fees could increase.
The ability of micro parties to harvest preferences to win Senate seats could be investigated by the new federal government, deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop says.