Research Papers

2018

What Census data reveals about the composition of public, Catholic and Independent schools in Australia.

2017

The second report into how Gonski funding is lifting student results, profiles success at 24 schools across Australia.

2016

Australian teachers are struggling under increasing workloads, which have become the key reason teachers consider leaving the profession.

Analysis of My School shows the WA Government has delivered cuts to public schools and bigger student/staff ratios

How Malcolm Turnbull’s Funding Plan will end needs-based funding and hurt disadvantaged schools.

How Gonski funding is lifting student results at 24 schools across Australia.

Research shows Australia would be $72 billion better off if all students left school with minimum levels of literacy and numeracy.

2015

​Research shows privatisation of vocational training and TAFEs has led to a drop in quality of courses and huge taxpayer-funded profits to private providers.

2014

​Research shows that Tony Abbott's decision to abandon needs-based Gonski funding for schools will lead to the loss of thousands of desperately needed teachers in disadvantaged schools.

This report calls for the Abbott Government to fully fund the Gonski reforms, warning its less than one third commitment will leave schools across the country without an adequate level of resources.