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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.

21/07/2017

Who’s misleading using taxpayer funds, Minister?

Education Minister Simon Birmingham says Catholic education has been misleading parents using taxpayer funds.

18/07/2017

Birmingham’s brinkmanship costs Catholic schools another $1 billion

The Turnbull’s government policy-making on the run will cost Catholic schools a further $1 billion over the next decade.

20/06/2017

School funding facts campaign enters new zone

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) is taking the fair funding campaign to ordinary Australians.

14/06/2017

How can you have fair needs-based funding without fixing school SES scores?

School review members are urging the Senate to pass Simon Birmingham's education bill. 

14/06/2017

Senators need to know the facts about Birmingham’s dodgy funding figures

Education Minister must stop misleading colleagues and parents and school communities with dodgy figures...

31/05/2017

If the Prime Minister is right, so many are wrong

In an exchange during Question Time yesterday, Prime Minister Turnbull refuted comments made on 2GB by CEM Executive Director, Stephen Elder.

24/05/2017

Who is ‘conflating different data sets producing a result that suited a particular narrative’?

The federal Education Minister claims that data released by CEM has been produced to suit a particular narrative.

24/05/2017

The Forgotten Schools

Many public schools across the country are facing funding cuts under Malcolm Turnbull and Simon Birmingham’s new ‘needs-based’ mode.

17/05/2017

Let’s talk about ‘special deals’, Minister

The Minister has put forward highly selective changes to the school funding model that almost exclusively disadvantages Catholic schools.

09/05/2017

Funding calculator as farcical as an episode of Yes, Minister

The Australian Government’s School Funding Estimator has become an omnishambles for the government hours after its launch.