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Morrison government giving Catholic schools 10 times what they need: analysis

Morrison government giving Catholic schools 10 times what they need: analysis

Just $3-4 million a year could maintain "affordable choice" for families at Catholic schools, the Grattan Institute said.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Hush money for private schools leaves public schools behind
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Opinion

Hush money for private schools leaves public schools behind

With elections on the horizon it’s time we say enough is enough and band together as parents, advocates and alumni of public schools to demand an end to the special-deal culture that is holding our children back.

  • by Mehreen Faruqi
Don't play favourites with Aussie kids' schools, Stokes tells Morrison
High school

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
Win-win for private schools: Morrison's cash splash fixes politics, not policy
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Private schools

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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Private schools

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
'We've been side-swiped': Angry private schools form splinter group over government's funding 'fix'
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High school

'We've been side-swiped': Angry private schools form splinter group over government's funding 'fix'

Andrew Neal, the long-serving principal at Bacchus Marsh Grammar, said he was prepared to engage in political campaigning.

  • by Michael Koziol
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'It would be an outrageous special deal': Expert rubbishes leaked school funding 'fix'
Private schools

'It would be an outrageous special deal': Expert rubbishes leaked school funding 'fix'

Education Minister Dan Tehan is set to finalise details with the warring school sectors as soon as this week.

  • by Michael Koziol
Public school parents' body in disarray as largest state quits over funding stance
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Public school parents' body in disarray as largest state quits over funding stance

The national "voice" for public education has been torn apart by infighting over the Coalition's Gonski funding model.

  • by Michael Koziol
Experts urge new education minister to stare down Catholic sector on school funding
Private schools

Experts urge new education minister to stare down Catholic sector on school funding

"They’re going to climb out of the trenches and the battle’s going to resume. Nobody can afford that."

  • by Michael Koziol
ACT Catholics hire Liberal-aligned lobbyist for advice
Canberra

ACT Catholics hire Liberal-aligned lobbyist for advice

David Gazard, a former adviser to John Howard, Peter Costello and Tony Abbott, has been engaged by the ACT's Catholic education office since at least March 2017.

  • by Emily Baker
Scott Morrison to unveil school funding 'fix' in early bid to heal wounds

Scott Morrison to unveil school funding 'fix' in early bid to heal wounds

School sectors warned against dumping Education Minister Simon Birmingham at a critical juncture.

  • by Michael Koziol