Fiona Mueller


Writing matters: reversing a legacy of policy failure in Australian education

In the context of national reviews of curriculum and teacher education, this paper traces Australia’s history of policy instability in English literacy education and proposes strategies for improvements and greater accountability.
Policy report

A 2021 education resolution: keep an eye on the Australian curriculum

This paper argues that as the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian federation are tested, there can be few more powerful avenues leading to national unity and prosperity than a genuinely world-class Australian curriculum.
Policy report

What do parents want? Australian childcare preferences and attitudes

This policy paper analyses the preferences and priorities of Australian parents in relation to childcare, based on the insights gathered from a targeted survey of working mothers who are using formal childcare. The paper also examines whether parents’ priorities align with government priorities for childcare...