A strong and sustainable schooling system that ensures all children receive an excellent education matters for Australia’s future.
Strong education outcomes result in better work and life opportunities for us all as individuals and benefit Australia more broadly through improvements to national productivity, workforce participation, stronger communities and economic prosperity.
The Australian economy has experienced over two decades of continuous economic growth, and as a result, Australians have enjoyed some of the highest living standards in the world. However, our economy is in a state of transition.
According to the Productivity Commission, ‘Australia’s future depends on how well it develops the ‘human capital’ of its population, and that a well-performing schooling system will benefit all individuals and drive economic growth and prosperity’.