Review of funding for schooling: final report

20 February 2012

Released to the public on 20 February 2012, this report on a review chaired by David Gonski, is the culmination of the first significant schools funding review since the Whitlam Government.

In 2010 the Australian Government commissioned a Review of Funding for Schooling. Chaired by David Gonski, the review panel received more than 7000 submissions, visited 39 schools and consulted 71 key education groups across Australia.

The Review Panel presented its final report to the Government in late 2011.

Expert panel members: David Gonski AC, Chair; Ken Boston AO; Kathryn Greiner AO; Carmen Lawrence; Bill Scales AO; Peter Tannock AM.

The initial (Labor) government response to the review of funding for Australian schooling report can be found here>


Other reports issued by the Review Panel

Table showing the work underway following the Government’s initial response to the Review of Funding for Schooling final report.


Review of Funding for Schooling Emerging Issues Paper

On 16 December 2010, the panel released a Review of Funding for Schooling: Emerging Issues Paper  that summarises the views presented by stakeholders during the initial listening tour.


Paper on Commissioned Research

On 31 August 2011, the panel released its Paper on Commissioned Research, to present four commissioned research papers.

Download the Paper on Commissioned Research as a PDF 699KB


Consultants' reports

Also see these four consultants' reports to the Review in August 2011

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