School funding

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Report

Management of the Student Resource Package

In Victoria, almost 64 per cent of students are educated in a government school. The Student Resource Package’s (SRP) objectives include improving the targeting of resources by aligning them to student learning needs. This audit examines if the Department of Education and Training accurately allocates...
Report

Victorian schools: determining and distributing funding

This paper looks at funding flows from the Australian and Victorian governments to government and non-government schools.
Commentary

Less choice, less affordability: the private school subsidy paradox

The decades-long expansion of public funding to private schools has done the opposite of what its proponents claim.
Commentary

Everyone loses when schools are segregated ... but some more than others

Only fifteen minutes from Parliament House, four Canberra schools reveal the growing segregation in Australian education — and how government policy is at its heart.
Policy report

What do parents want from schools?

This paper provides an insight into parental perspectives of the current state of school choice and resourcing, based on a survey of Australian parents that reveals the areas of importance to them—and how they and their children could be better served by the education system.
Policy

Policy initiative: Fully funded public schools

For too long, Labor and Liberal Governments have made special deals with private schools that continue to see public schools underfunded. The Greens are the party of public education and are committing to the largest investment in public education of any party.
Report

Losing the game: state of our schools in 2017

Australia is losing the education game. We will not return to the winner’s list until we address inequity in our schools. Funding lies at the core of that inequity.
Report

Review of the socio-economic status score methodology: final report

This report examines how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated for non-government schools, which informs the base level of taxpayer funding they receive. The report recommends technical changes to one element of the formula used to distribute funding for non-government schools and systems, based on...
Policy report

What the Gonski 2 Review got wrong

This report argues that the 'Gonski 2 Review' into Australian schools failed to fulfill its terms of reference to examine the evidence regarding the most effective teaching and learning strategies, and to provide advice on how the extra federal government funding for schools should be...
Report

Grants to non-government schools

This audit tested a sample of grants provided to non‑government schools under all major schemes, and found that the NSW Department of Education consistently allocates and distributes grants in line with its methodology.