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Ideas@TheCentre

ideaas@TheCentre
Ideas@TheCentre
brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.
3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

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Publications

  1. Helen Hughes: A Tribute

    Glenys Byrne, Greg Lindsay, Noel Pearson, Ron Duncan, Tony Abbott | 27 Aug 2014 | Policy Forum

    CIS Senior Fellow Professor Helen Hughes AO passed away on 15 June 2013 after a lifetime dedicated to working passionately... Read More...

  2. School Funding on a Budget

    Jennifer Buckingham | 30 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    Government expenditure on schools has more than doubled in real terms in the last 25 years, while student numbers have only... Read More...

  3. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  4. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  5. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. NAPLAN: IQ versus poverty

    Jennifer Buckingham | 21 Aug 2014 | The Australian

    THE release of NAPLAN data ­always brings some sort of controversy. This year it was about a ­decline in writing performance, ... Read More

  2. Education funding hasn't been cut - fantasy has

    Jennifer Buckingham | 20 May 2014 | ABC The Drum

    The so-called 'cuts' or 'savings' in the federal budget for schools are cuts and savings to budgets that never actually existed.... Read More

  3. Why can't wealthy parents pay for public schooling?

    Jennifer Buckingham | 05 May 2014 | ABC The Drum

    Why is such a fuss being made about wealthier families paying for public schooling?... Read More

  4. Curb education spending now to save hard cuts later

    Jennifer Buckingham | 30 Apr 2014 | The Australian

    Australian governments seeking to reduce public debt cannot quarantine school education budgets from their efforts.... Read More

  5. The myth of NAPLAN stress

    Jennifer Buckingham | 17 Mar 2014 | ABC The Drum

    Schools should be scrutinised, and parents should be aware of the test results. NAPLAN tests are not the 'high stakes' tests ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Evidence on childcare twisted by special interests

    Trisha Jha | 22 Aug 2014

    There is no reason why the new minimum standards and quality regulations for Child Care and Early Learning should be considered ...

  2. NSW government gets it right on reading instruction

    Jennifer Buckingham | 15 Aug 2014

    The best way to improve the quality of school education is to ensure that there is a good, if not great, teacher in every ...

  3. Australian teachers face significant classroom challenges

    Jennifer Buckingham | 25 Jul 2014

    Teachers in Australia need to be well-prepared for challenges with rigorous and comprehensive teacher education....

  4. Will defunding school chaplains mean smaller government?

    Simon Cowan | 20 Jun 2014

    Why should taxpayers fund the general provision of religious services anywhere? ...

  5. Teaching to the tests

    Jennifer Buckingham | 13 Jun 2014

    A large proportion of pre-service teachers lack strong literacy skills, which are necessary to teach children well. ...

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