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New funding figures show private schools massively favoured over public schools by governments

New figures show that government (Commonwealth and State) funding increases massively favoured private schools over public schools between 2009-10 and 2017-18. By Trevor Cobbold Government funding for private schools increased by $1,779 per student, adjusted for inflation, while funding for public schools was cut by $49 per student. The increase […]

Opinion/Comment Politics

“Here’s six ways to start fixing our broken politics”

Voters are sick of the lack of transparency in politics. Here’s my prescription for better, more honest government. By John Hewson. First published at The Sydney Morning Herald – Thursday 13 February 2020. See; https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-to-clean-up-politics-six-rules-of-engagement-20200212-p5402w.html Scott Morrison had his Trump Lite moment when he stared blankly at the Australian people […]

Politics Science/Environment

Atlassian co-founder says Stegall’s climate bill is the type of action Australia needs

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has thrown his support behind a climate action bill proposed by the independent Zali Steggall and has urged the major parties to put down the cudgels and support it. By Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton And the Australian Energy Council, representing major electricity and gas businesses, […]

Opinion/Comment Politics

“Leaking of RBA cabinet briefing shows an insecure and nervous Government.”

Contrary to last Thursday’s front-page report in The Australian, it’s not all that uncommon for Reserve Bank governors to provide federal cabinet with a confidential economic briefing. By Michael Pascoe What is uncommon, unique even, is for the government to disparagingly leak about the briefing to the ‘LNP Gazette‘. It […]