Media Releases

School type

Date range

Clear Filters

Returned 128  results  


A welcome shift towards fair funding

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) welcomes the changes to school funding announced today by the Coalition Government.


Catholic Education welcomes Dan Tehan appointment

Statement by Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd


Prime Minister Morrison: the National School Resourcing Board must not fail the test

A lack of rigour and transparency in the very first report of the National School Resourcing Board the challenges Prime Minister Scott Morrison must overcome to find a fair and equitable solution on non-government school funding


Liberal leadership

Statement by Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria.


Letter to the Editor of The Age, 7 August 2018

Much of the worth of the original Gonski Report was clouded by partisan myth-making. That same fate will befall Gonski 2.0 if we fail to get the facts straight


Catholic education welcomes Christian schools’ support on funding

Catholic education welcomes the intervention of the Australian Association of Christian Schools in the school funding debate and fully supports their views


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