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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


Mr Goldman Sachs complains of ‘special deals’?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s question time claims today the opposition has cut ‘a special deal for the Catholic school system’ just don’t stand up.


A conclusion in search of a premise

Fairfax Media have today put a series of questions to Catholic education about a list of schools. 


Fact checking the fact checkers

When a supposed ‘fact check’ begins by getting the name of the organisation under scrutiny wrong, it’s pretty clear that what’s going to follow won’t exactly be much chop.


Celebrating St Patrick and Catholic education

Three thousand students from over 300 Catholic schools from across greater Melbourne led by Celtic pipers and bearing their school banners will march at St Patrick’s Cathedral in East Melbourne tomorrow morning to mark the eve of St Patrick’s Day.


Memo Mr Frydenberg

Memo from Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Melbourne to the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Member for Kooyong.


Memo Mr Wilson

Memo from Mr Stephen Elder, Executive Director, Catholic Education Melbourne to Mr Tim Wilson MP, Member for Goldstein.


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.


Birmingham threatens Catholic NAPLAN achievements

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


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.


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.


$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...


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.


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.


Reshuffle regrettable missed opportunity

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