Looking at over a decade of education expenditure, it is clear that governments are not approaching education investment in a coherent and thoughtful way. We see ad hoc, piecemeal spending across the system.
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has experienced a surge of policy attention in recent years at the national and international level.
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 trend has intensified.
This paper argues that long-held acceptance of student entitlement should be applied consistently across the entire tertiary education system.
A clear ‘entitlement’ to public support for school education has been widely accepted policy for more than a century in Australia, but...
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 investment in some aspects...