Gonski Review


22 Mar 2018

Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.


7 Mar 2018

The former NSW education minister says Australia has a cultural problem when it comes to schooling.

Research report

14 Oct 2017

This report argues that schools should invest in evidence-based, cost-effective policies to improve literacy and numeracy results.


25 Sep 2017

This AEU inquiry submission argues that a significant shortfall of federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia.


14 Feb 2017

The highlight of the TJ Ryan Foundation’s 3rd anniversary event was a keynote address from Dr Ken Boston, former Director-General of Education in South Australia and New South Wales, and member of the Gonski Review panel. Dr Boston spoke on the topic of 'Gonski Report:...

Research report

6 Sep 2016

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) and school education bear on the wellbeing and quality of life of young Australians as well as on the capabilities and productivity of Australia’s future labour force. Recognising this, Australian governments have committed to national education goals that emphasise...

Research report

29 Apr 2016

This report was commissioned by the Australian Education Union to examine the economic case in favour of the full implementation of the school funding reforms outlined by the Review of School Funding (Gonski Review).

Australia has been recognised as consistently outperforming most OECD countries...

Briefing paper

14 Jan 2016

The $7 billion needed for the Federal Government to fund the last two years of the Gonski plan can be easily financed. The Government has a potential revenue pool of at least $34 billion a year by reducing several tax concessions to high income earners...

Journal article

28 Jun 2015

AER 60 takes the 2011 Gonski Review of Funding for Schooling as a vantage point, from which to consider the national funding of schools in Australia, past and future.


Section 1 outlines the educational values and perspectives that have underpinned school funding...

Technical report

24 Jun 2015

If you're a parent of a public school student who's paying for all the extras like excursions, laptops or more books for the library you might question the idea that public schools are free. But the idea of school fees for public education has proven...


18 Aug 2014

The Centre for Social Impact is proud to present a lecture series on Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact, in parallel with the launch of its new Undergraduate course by the same title. This lecture series is generously hosted by the Australian Graduate School...



22 May 2014

Neither Labor nor the Coalition are rising to the challenge posed by Gonski

David Gonski is a famously cool customer, but surely even his sangfroid was tested as he rose to speak on Wednesday evening at Melbourne University’s Wilson Hall. This was his...


21 May 2014

This inaugural Jean Blackburn Oration was given by Mr David Gonski AC, Chair of the 2011 Review of School Funding , and includes Mr Gonski's first comments on proposed changes to school funding in the most recent Federal Government budget.


Audio interview

26 Nov 2013

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne's promise to overhaul Gonski has become a lightning rod for conflict between the Abbott Government and the States. But his critics argue that clawing back the Gonski reforms would see the return of the deep inequities of the SES scheme...

2 Sep 2013

GONSKI’s survival to this point and its reluctant endorsement by the federal opposition represent a considerable political achievement on the part of the government, and of Julia Gillard in particular, against many expectations and predictions, including mine.

There is much to be grateful for...

3 Aug 2012

Gonski’s recommendations can work if we keep in mind how they might fail, writes Dean Ashenden in Inside Story

Is it possible to have mixed feelings about Gonski? Copious debate, commentary and criticism since the report’s release in February have served only...


5 Mar 2012

THIS was always going to be a big year in education and it doesn’t get much bigger than the release of the report of the Review of Funding for Schooling, known as the Gonski review. We’ve had reviews and reports before but this one has...

23 Feb 2012

Strongly argued, thoroughly evidenced, and unlikely to succeed. In Inside Story, Dean Ashenden looks at the Gonski report on Australian schools.

SINCE the grand Karmel/Whitlam settlement of 1973, money for schools has come from three different sources and gone in three different mixes to...

21 Feb 2012

Education experts respond to the Gonski review of education funding

... School funding is under the microscope for the first time in nearly 40 years.

A much-anticipated review of Australian school funding, spearheaded by businessman David Gonski, was handed to the Gillard government...

20 Feb 2012

A brief review of the Gonski report on school funding from Save Our Schools

The central issue in the Gonski review of school funding has been whether the focus of government funding policies should switch from supporting choice to improving equity in education.A...



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