Blaise Joseph

Policy Analyst

Blaise Joseph

Blaise is an education policy analyst and has been specialising in policy relating to education funding in Australia. He has recently been working with Research Fellow Jennifer Buckingham on school funding models.

He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce, with a Co-op Scholarship, and a Master of Teaching from the University of New South Wales. He has had experience working in government for the federal Department of Communications and NSW Treasury, and in the private sector for ING Direct and Axiom Forensics. Blaise also worked as a secondary school teacher prior to joining the CIS. He has a strong passion for education and enjoys debating the political issues of the day.


Media & Commentary

  • Gonski 2.0: next step 21 July 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Phase 2.0 of Gonski 2.0 is now officially under way, with the announcement of the panel line-up for the Review to Achieve Education Excellence in Australian Schools — and an extension of the reporting deadline from the end of this year…
    Phase 2.0 of Gonski 2.0 is now officially under way, with the announcement of the panel line-up for the Review to Achieve Education Excellence in Australian Schools — and an extension of the reporting deadline from the end of this year…
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  • Why should the rich have free public schools? 10 July 2017 | THE SPECTATOR - FLAT WHITE
      We all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent…
      We all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent…
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  • ‘Free’ public schooling for all unnecessary and unfair 07 July 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre
    We all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent research…
    We all know the school stereotype. Government schools are full of disadvantaged students and struggling for money, while overfunded wealthy independent schools receive taxpayer money they will just spend on fancier swimming pools. This is a myth. As recent research…
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  • Judas put 30 pieces in his pocket — Coalition’s treachery earns it zero 27 June 2017 | THE AUSTRALIAN
    Judas got 30 pieces of silver for his treachery, but the Turnbull government seems to have got no reward for Gonski 2.0. The Coalition, after arguing for many years that more spending was not necessary to improve Australia’s schools, did…
    Judas got 30 pieces of silver for his treachery, but the Turnbull government seems to have got no reward for Gonski 2.0. The Coalition, after arguing for many years that more spending was not necessary to improve Australia’s schools, did…
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  • Gonski 2.0 hurts states and territories 22 June 2017 | MEDIA RELEASE
    The Gonski 2.0 package passed today by the Senate is a welcome improvement to the status quo but imposes an unreasonable funding burden on most states and territories, Centre for Independent Studies education policy analyst Blaise Joseph said. “Gonski 2.0…
    The Gonski 2.0 package passed today by the Senate is a welcome improvement to the status quo but imposes an unreasonable funding burden on most states and territories, Centre for Independent Studies education policy analyst Blaise Joseph said. “Gonski 2.0…
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Publications

  • The Fantasy of Gonski Funding: The ongoing battle over school spending 30 April 2017 | RR26
    The Gonski Report has not been implemented – there is no such thing as ‘Gonski funding.’  The current school funding benchmark is unreasonably high. There were several fundamental issues with the Gonski Report to begin with. There are viable alternative school funding options which should be considered instead....
    The Gonski Report has not been implemented – there is no such thing as ‘Gonski funding.’  The current school funding benchmark is unreasonably high. There were several fundamental issues with the Gonski Report to begin with. There are viable alternative school funding options which should be considered instead.
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