We continue to celebrate the successful passage of the Gonski 2.0 legislative changes and we are now seeking detail and clarification on the implications. We would agree with the PM when he heralded the victory as “the biggest reform in Commonwealth school funding ever…For the first time [we’ve] achieved: national, consistent, needs-based funding right across the country”. Hopefully the divisive school funding wars are a thing of the past.
Gonski 2.0 and some interesting reflections on what the census data tells us dominate this newsletter. However, three other articles are ‘must sees’. (1) The story from the UK about a religious school failing registration because it won’t teach about LGBT issues is a concern we have regarding the direction Australia is heading; (2) Paul Kelly again digs deeply from his terrific bag of insight in ‘Blessed be the Egoistic Individuals’; and (3) a new author for this newsletter, Michael Bird reflects on a Christian response to identity politics. Don’t miss these articles.
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Happy reading, Martin.