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Catholic education: we’re for no special deals, too

The independent schools lobby has either forgotten its own rhetoric with talk of ‘special deals’ in school funding or is contradicting itself


Funding ‘absolute certainty’ becomes absolute farce

Education Minister Simon Birmingham faces further embarrassment as non-government schools around the country prepare for Term 3 with no idea about how much funding they will receive from the Turnbull Government in 2019


CECV vindicated as truth on school funding ‘special deals’ is finally exposed

Today’s release of the National School Resourcing Board review of SES scores vindicates the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria’s opposition to the Turnbull Government’s school funding policies, and its defence of low fee schools.


New Students with Disability analysis raises funding fears

New analysis indicates that wealthy independent schools are raking in millions from the Turnbull Government’s $1.6 billion Students with Disability (SWD) funding, raising yet more questions over Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s policies.


Starving Catholic schools and slugging taxpayers won’t build the Education State

Education Minister James Merlino’s talk today of ‘a significant increase in parents actively choosing to send their children to government schools’ is an own goal – not something to boast about.


Repeating a falsehood doesn't make it true

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said ‘Repeating a falsehood doesn't make it true’ in response to opposition claims Catholic schools are suffering under his Gonski 2.0 school funding policies.


Bill Shorten is committed to Catholic schools, but where is Malcolm Turnbull?

Last night’s commitment by Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, to restore funding to Catholic schools cut by the Turnbull Government has been welcomed by Catholic school communities across Victoria.


A sandwich and milkshake tax cut won’t pay the new school fees

The Turnbull Government has yet again snubbed Catholic school families in the 2018 Budget, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) Executive Director Stephen Elder says


Fair funding for schools: you can’t kick the can down the road, Simon

Catholic school communities expect clear proof in tomorrow’s Budget the Turnbull Government will back down from the high-risk policies that threaten to destroy low-fee schools


2018-19 Victorian State Budget

Comments from Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria


Simon said: the school funding shambles 12 months on

One year after the unveiling of the Gonski 2.0 package, it’s a good time to take a step back and reflect on the shambolic and tortuous process the Turnbull Government is bumbling through as it tries to devise a new school funding policy


State Budget 2018

Additional support for capital works in Catholic schools in tomorrow’s state budget will help spread the burden of meeting Victoria’s future education needs.


Act for fair funding in the federal Budget

Members of Victoria’s 500 Catholic school communities will be watching next month’s federal budget to see if the Turnbull Government is serious about tackling their concerns over the Gonski 2.0 debacle.


A conclusion in search of a premise II

The Age has decided the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) is steering public funding for schools to the Church’s internal funds management and finance institution, the Catholic Development Fund (CDF)


Census confirms Birmingham bias against Catholic schools

A new analysis of 2016 census data demonstrates the Turnbull/Birmingham funding model is structurally biased against the Catholic school system


Mr Goldman Sachs complains of ‘special deals’?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s question time claims today the opposition has cut ‘a special deal for the Catholic school system’ just don’t stand up.


A conclusion in search of a premise

Fairfax Media have today put a series of questions to Catholic education about a list of schools. 


Fact checking the fact checkers

When a supposed ‘fact check’ begins by getting the name of the organisation under scrutiny wrong, it’s pretty clear that what’s going to follow won’t exactly be much chop.


Celebrating St Patrick and Catholic education

Three thousand students from over 300 Catholic schools from across greater Melbourne led by Celtic pipers and bearing their school banners will march at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne tomorrow morning to mark the eve of St Patrick’s Day.


Memo Mr Frydenberg

Memo from Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Melbourne to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Member for Kooyong.


Memo Mr Wilson

Memo from Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Melbourne to Mr Tim Wilson MP, Member for Goldstein.