Media Releases – 2013 Archives
The Chief Executive, Michelle Green is the spokesperson for Independent Schools Victoria and appears in print and on radio and television.
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2013 Media Releases
2 December 2013
We welcome the Coalition government’s commitment to implement a funding model
that has three essential elements – it is to be national, fair and needs-based.
27 November 2013
The proposal by federal Education Minister, Mr Christopher Pyne, to go back to the drawing board on national funding for education is an opportunity to ensure that new arrangements are based on reliable data.
18 September 2013
We welcome the Coalition Government’s commitment to delivering real improvements in education nationally
6 September 2013
Independent schools in Victoria will welcome the ‘no cuts to education’ pledge in the federal Liberal/National Coalition election policy update
19 August 2013
Independent Schools Victoria wants election commitments that will reduce regulations and provice more support for teachers.
18 July 2013
The Review of Funding for Schooling commissioned by the Australian Government in 2010 produced what was called the Gonski recommendations that were the basis for Better Schools: A National Plan for School Improvement (NPSI), now known as Better Schools for Australia, or simply the Better Schools Plan.
10 July 2013
Today’s agreement indicates progress in resolving issues surrounding proposed school funding but no Independent schools in Victoria have signed an agreement with the Commonwealth.
26 June 2013
Independent Schools Victoria welcomes what we hope will be a break-through by the Victorian Government in its negotiations with the Gillard government on school funding
5 June 2013
Amendments to the Australian Education Bill 2012 introduced into Parliament on 4 June 2013 detail the Australian Government’s National Plan for School Improvement including a Schooling Resource Standard funding model based on the recommendations of the Review of Funding for Schooling (the Gonksi review).
19 May 2013
Independent Schools Victoria has written to the Prime Minister asking Ms Gillard to answer questions about funding of the National Plan for School Improvement announced in the Budget
19 May 2013
In the 2013/14 Federal Budget speech, the Treasurer, Mr Swan, promised that the government would provide ‘$9.8 billion invested in new school funding’.
15 May 2013
The more closely we examine the Budget, the greater is our concern that ‘new’ funding by the Australian Government for the National Plan for School Improvement (NPSI) is greatly exaggerated.
10 April 2013
Independent Schools Victoria cannot recommend at this stage that Member Schools accept the federal government’s proposed financial model in response to the Gonski review of school funding.