From the President's Desk

What have we learned?

We recently held our AGM and National Roundtable, where we began to consolidate our education 'wish list' and our strategy for engagement with political parties as we head towards a Federal election. Not surprisingly, equity was at the top of the list.

Compounded disadvantage

The past two years have highlighted even more the differences in educational opportunities for students across the nation. These differences are not simply between the government and non-government school sectors, but between schools within our own sector. This is particularly so for families whose children attend schools in low SES areas.

Critically, equity disadvantage is even higher amongst our indigenous students. It is time for our Federal Parliament to liaise with stakeholders in the education arena, and seriously address the educational requirements of all Australian children, starting with the families facing compounded disadvantage.




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