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Michael Koziol is the immigration and legal affairs reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Parliament House

Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison

Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison

Federal and NSW Coalition governments are at odds over the new school funding deal.

  • by Jordan Baker, Alexandra Smith & Michael Koziol

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You protest, you pay: Education Minister's bid to bolster free speech at universities
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You protest, you pay: Education Minister's bid to bolster free speech at universities

Dan Tehan said those who "disrupt" campus events should have to foot the bill for security costs incurred by organisers.

  • by Michael Koziol
Australia tumbles down global rankings on 'social progress' for second year in a row
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Australia tumbles down global rankings on 'social progress' for second year in a row

Unreliable electricity supply and a concentration of political power among the wealthy were factors in Australia's poorer results.

  • by Michael Koziol
Win-win for private schools: Morrison's cash splash fixes politics, not policy
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Win-win for private schools: Morrison's cash splash fixes politics, not policy

The latest salvo in the school funding war shows that when lobbyists kick up a fuss, they get results.

  • by Michael Koziol
Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'
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Scott Morrison's $1.2 billion bonus for private schools slammed as a 'slush fund'

Critics accuse the government of throwing cash at the powerful and well connected.

  • by Michael Koziol & Jordan Baker
Victorian non-government schools the big winners in funding fix

Victorian non-government schools the big winners in funding fix

Victorian private schools are the big winners of the Morrison government's new school funding deal, and are set to receive an extra $1.49 billion over the next decade, more than any other state.

  • by Henrietta Cook & Michael Koziol
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $4.6 billion school funding fix

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces $4.6 billion school funding fix

The Morrison government will inject another $4.6 billion into private schools in a bid to end the education funding wars.

  • by Michael Koziol
'There's no problem': Labor rejects case for new free speech rules at universities
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'There's no problem': Labor rejects case for new free speech rules at universities

Labor's university spokeswoman Louise Pratt said recent controversies showed free speech was "alive and well".

  • by Michael Koziol
'I Stopped These': Boats, books and balls inside the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

'I Stopped These': Boats, books and balls inside the office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Gone are Malcolm Turnbull's many accounts of the Spycatcher trial - instead, visitors will find a photo of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • by Michael Koziol
Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns

Bipartisan push to ban trade in elephant ivory and rhino horns

Though authorities regulate the import and export of ivory, there are no laws governing domestic trade.

  • by Michael Koziol & Nicole Hasham
University free speech rules 'definitely worth considering', says Human Rights Commissioner

University free speech rules 'definitely worth considering', says Human Rights Commissioner

Education Minister Dan Tehan will advocate a US-style charter to protect free speech when he meets vice-chancellors this week.

  • by Michael Koziol