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Property market shows parents are willing to pay for high-performing State Schools

There is a report from Domain today about the impact of school catchment areas on house prices (House prices in some Queensland state school zones rise by up to 40 per cent): “With the new school year just underway, the … Continue reading

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Excellent proposal for school funding reform from ISQ head David Robertson

In today’s Courier-Mail, the head of Independent Schools Queensland has come out in support of reforming school funding arrangements, either through a levy on wealthy parents whose children attend state schools or a means-tested voucher scheme. ISQ head David Robertson … Continue reading

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Independent schools right to be worried about GST broadening – parents already fee sensitive

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), which represents non-Catholic private schools, released an excellent discussion paper earlier this week prepared by Mikayla Novak on the impacts of broadening the GST to include education. The paper notes that, if GST were applied to … Continue reading

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Catholic schools still benefiting from very favourable funding deal from Howard Govt days

I’ve received several interesting comments on my post Large savings for Qld Govt from shift to private schooling, including the comment below from a representative of independent schools (i.e. non-Catholic private schools such as BBC, Somerville House and the grammar schools): … Continue reading

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