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Enough of the hypocrisy and ignorance on school funding

Ross Gittins’ Fairfax Media comment piece today is yet another example of the hypocritical and ignorant attacks being made by public education advocates on funding for Catholic schools.


Prayers for the Class of 2018

Students from Victoria’s Catholic schools are embarking on their VCE exams, backed by the thoughts and prayers of the state’s second biggest school system.


Liberal–National support shows significance of Catholic schools

The CECV has hailed the Liberal–National Party’s pledge to provide $400 million across the next four years for non-government schools if elected on 24 November as a win for parental choice.


Catholic education welcomes Andrews Government support

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) welcomes today’s announcement of $400 million across the next four years for non-government schools.


Clearing up the facts on enrolments

Both Fairfax and the Australian Education Union need to check their facts when conflating and sensationalising enrolment projections against funding


Rob Stokes cries poor while keeping cash from students

The Claims by New South Wales Education Minister Rob Stokes that state schools are being short-changed by the Morrison Government are a smokescreen for his own government’s failure to properly fund its school system


The usual suspects miss the point on school funding reform

The Morrison Government’s school funding changes have prompted a predictable chorus of complaints from opponents of support for non-government schools.


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