Media Releases

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09/03/2018

The Minister for Special Deals is in no position to lecture

Complaints by Education Minister Simon Birmingham this morning about Catholic schools and “special deals” should be treated with derision, according to CECV Executive Director Stephen Elder.

08/03/2018

Birmingham threatens Catholic NAPLAN achievements

Catholic schools across the state have again shown their strength and standard in the 2017 NAPLAN data released today

05/03/2018

New Nationals leader should go back to school on Catholic education

New Nationals Leader Michael McCormack needs a refresher course on Coalition school funding policy, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) Executive Director Stephen Elder says.

07/02/2018

We want to engage on real reform

Catholic education nation-wide always wants to work with representatives of all non-government schools on real reform, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) Executive Director Stephen Elder says.

07/02/2018

$747 million annual spending on wealthiest schools exposes broken model

The Federal Coalition is spending $747 million each year funding wealthy private schools that already meet their school resourcing standard from their own pockets...

05/02/2018

Catholic education welcomes police in schools

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has welcomed the Victorian Coalition’s pledge to restore a police in schools program, Executive Director Stephen Elder says.

25/01/2018

Birmingham hits the panic button with Gonski ads

Simon Birmingham has the back to school panics – but they’re not over whether the kids’ have the right shoes or if their textbooks are all covered.

19/12/2017

Reshuffle regrettable missed opportunity

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has missed a major opportunity to win back the trust and confidence of Catholic school communities.

13/12/2017

Birmingham ‘confused’ about fee rises? We can set him straight

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is reportedly ‘confused’ about fee increases in Catholic schools stemming from his own funding model.

11/12/2017

Save Our Schools – the stopped clock of education policy

The Turnbull Government’s Gonski 2.0 package massively over-funds wealthy independent schools.

07/12/2017

Auditor General’s report shows a broken system

The Auditor General's report Monitoring the Impact of Australian Government School Funding shows how school funding needs fundamental change, not tinkering.

05/12/2017

Birmingham forgets disability details

Simon Birmingham’s recent comments fails to recognise crucial details

14/11/2017

New data exposes school funding flaws

Catholic and other inclusive non-government schools are being short-changed.

01/11/2017

National School Resourcing Board must be truly independent

The National School Resourcing Board announced today  must be truly independent, CECV Executive Director, Stephen Elder, has warned.

30/10/2017

The Class of 2017 ready for the VCE

Backed by our thoughts and prayers, over 14,000 Year 12s across Victoria’s Catholic schools are making final preparations ahead of the VCE exams.

23/10/2017

Birmingham entrenches two-speed system that favours wealthy independent schools

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is entrenching discrimination against Catholic and other religious school systems by refusing to revisit funding anomalies.

10/10/2017

Independent schools gaming disability funding

Freedom of Information data has confirmed wealthy independent schools are gaming the new federal funding system for students with a disability.

18/09/2017

Quality – and quantity

Education Minister's proposals for a new national test to assess the literacy and numeracy standards of Year 1s expose the contradictions of the Turnbull Government’s approach to schools.

05/09/2017

Child safety milestone marked

The first 15 participants in Australia’s only dedicated tertiary course in child protection have used Child Safety Week to mark the end of the coursework component of their study.

03/09/2017

Catholic school salary agreement reached, but funding fears prevent longer deal

The CECV and the Independent Education Union Victoria Tasmania have agreed to pay rises for 28,000 Catholic school staff.

31/08/2017

So much for the end of the ‘special deals’

The Turnbull government has finally admitted its Gonski 2.0 funding model permanently disadvantages systemic schools.