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Report

15 Jun 2017

There are huge costs associated with educational disadvantage in Australia. This report finds one in eight Australians will never attain a Year 12 qualification, and some of these people make up the one in eight Australians who will be disengaged from the workforce for most of their...

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Research report

27 Mar 2017

Australia's education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success. Young Australians are studying for longer than ever before but are disengaged and struggling to find permanent jobs. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

Brings together data across all areas of education to prompt governments to consider a more planned and consistent approach to distributing resources.

This report shows that some stages of education have been clearly prioritised over others. 

Vocational Education and...

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Research report

31 Oct 2016

Evidence shows that two years of preschool has more impact than one, especially for the children most likely to be developmentally vulnerable. It is time for Australia to pursue a national commitment to ensuring all 3 year olds have access to high-quality early education by offering a second...

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Submission

02 Jun 2016

There are too many questions in education that remain unanswered. This is holding us back from providing meaningful educational opportunities for all young people. Better education data would help address critical knowledge gaps that contribute to young people missing...

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Discussion paper

23 May 2016

Whether our tertiary education system can sustain, let alone improve participation levels, should be an important consideration for public policy.

This presentation supporting paper showcases different scenarios of future participation in vocational and higher education in Australia. The...

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Research report

20 Apr 2016

There is a mismatch between investment and opportunity in early childhood policy in Australia.

The early years are a critical window for building foundations that enable all children to become creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners. Yet current policy...

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Research report

16 Mar 2016

Overview

The vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia plays a central role in the development of skills for the Australian workforce and through that role makes a critical contribution to workforce participation, productivity levels, individual’s life...

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Transcript

28 Oct 2015

In a presentation delivered to the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit on Wednesday 28 October 2015, Mitchell Professorial Fellow Peter Noonan proposes a new model for tertiary education funding in Australia. 

In this presentation, Professor Noonan:

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Research report

26 Oct 2015

Executive summary
An enduring view of Australia is of a fair and egalitarian place in which opportunities exist for all to get ahead and succeed in building secure futures. Education is viewed as one of the main vehicles through which this happens. But to what extent is...

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