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4 February 2019

A fleet of Fair Funding Now! vans will visit public schools in marginal electorates across Australia to highlight the $14 billion which has been cut from public-school budgets by the Morrison government.

1 February 2019

A Productivity Commission report into childcare, education and training has shown that, per-student growth in government funding for private schools last year was ten times greater than that for public schools.


6 January 2019

A call for universities to strengthen entry requirements for teaching degrees is an essential step in ensuring that we set a high bar for entry into the teaching profession.



14 December 2018

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s appalling bilateral school funding agreements with the states and territories mean public schools in those jurisdictions will miss out on billions of dollars in funding, resulting in less resources for public schools to invest in providing high quality educational opportunities for their students.


30 November 2018

The Morrison government must immediately reverse funding cuts to Australia’s TAFE system if it is serious about addressing issues in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

22 November 2018

A commitment by the Australian Greens to fairly fund Australia’s public school system is welcome acknowledgement that public school students deserve the best opportunities possible in a properly resourced public system.

22 November 2018

A new report revealing that 85 percent of private schools around Australia in 2016 received more public funding than public schools is yet more evidence of the deep inequalities in school funding in Australia.


31 October 2018

Voters now have a clear choice at the next federal election between supporting Labor’s vision of extra funding for every public school or continuing the Morrison government’s billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.

26 October 2018

Nearly nine in ten public school teachers say that NAPLAN is ineffective as a method of assessing students, according to the latest ‘State of our Schools’ online survey.

26 October 2018

​More than nine in ten public school teachers use their own money to purchase supplies for their school or students, according to the latest ‘State of our Schools’ online survey.

24 October 2018

Prime Minister Scott Morrison must immediately order that all children and families of refugees be removed from Nauru and brought to Australia.

12 October 2018

No school should have the right to turn away or discriminate against LGBTIQ students or teachers.

10 October 2018

Labor’s federal election commitment to invest $14.1 billion in our public schools rightfully returns public education as the priority of a future federal government. It recognises the importance of properly funding the system responsible for educating Australia’s 2.5 million public school students.

5 October 2018

More than seven in ten undecided voters in specific marginal electorates across Australia disapprove of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion special funding deal for private schools, according to new polling.

4 October 2018

Labor’s $1.75 billion commitment today to guarantee ongoing funding for two years of Early Childhood Education (ECE) for every child via its National Preschool and Kindy Program is a huge step forward in giving Australia’s children the best possible start to their education.

2 October 2018

Principal associations, parent groups and other organisations from across the country are joining forces to send a strong message to the Morrison government to fund public schools fairly.


27 September 2018

Public school enrolments are forecast to increase by 23 times more than Catholic school enrolments over the next decade, raising hard questions about the assumptions behind the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school funding deal.

26 September 2018

New school funding data has revealed that Australia’s most disadvantaged government schools receive at least $10,000 less per student in government funding than equivalent Catholic schools.

21 September 2018

State and territory education ministers must stand up and fight for public schools in the wake of the Morrison government’s $4.6 billion private school spending splurge.

20 September 2018

The Morrison government’s private school funding deal is a cynical attempt by the Morrison government to buy votes at the next election at the expense of our children in our public schools.

18 September 2018

​A secret report showing that students with low ATAR scores are being recruited into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) is of grave concern and reveals the urgent need to implement minimum entry requirements for teaching degrees in Australia.

14 September 2018

Any public school funding agreements or curriculum reforms negotiated by the Morrison government which do not include input from the teaching profession will be absolutely worthless and doomed to failure.

12 September 2018

Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.

6 September 2018

The Budget announcements by the South Australian Marshall government on education lack detail, prop up NAPLAN instead of investing in enhanced student learning outcomes, and claim credit for funding two new schools which have already been announced by the previous government.

6 September 2018

Nearly eleven thousand public-school supporters will send a strong message to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reverse his billion-dollar cuts to public school funding.