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06 Sep 2017

The state of early learning in Australia must improve to ensure our youngest Australians get the best possible start in life. As part of the Early Learning: Everyone Benefits campaign, the State of early learning in Australia 2017 is the second report in a series tracking progress across a range...

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21 Aug 2017

The term ‘apprenticeship’ is often used in relation to both apprenticeships and traineeships, creating a misleading picture of the state of the two systems. This report debunks some high profile claims of Australia experiencing an apprenticeship crisis and shows that in some cases,...

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Commentary

23 Jun 2017

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has experienced a surge of policy attention in recent years at the national and international level.

The debate has also shifted its focus, with policymakers realising that equitable access to quality ECEC can strengthen the foundations of...

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28 Aug 2015

Previous analysis by the Mitchell Institute has shown a clear disjuncture in Australia’s expenditure on education and training, with spending on schooling and higher education far outstripping spending on vocational education and training.

 
One year on, this...

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25 Feb 2015

This paper argues that long-held acceptance of student entitlement should be applied consistently across the entire tertiary education system.

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A clear ‘entitlement’ to public support for school education has been widely accepted policy for more than a...

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15 Oct 2014

Education and training is a continuum, from early childhood, through schooling, to tertiary study and training. Yet our public policy and funding settings continue to reflect a piecemeal approach. This analysis and background paper shows that Australian governments are prioritising their...

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