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Budget 2016: uncertainty is education policy greatest enemy

Following the 2016 Federal Budget, Deakin Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander discusses equity and higher education funding.
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Investment required in retention and completion of higher education

A stronger focus on investment in retention and completion of higher education is required, Education Base Funding Review Chair, Dr Jane Lormax-Smith told a CEDA forum in Adelaide. Read more…


Educational attainment vital for our economy

As millions of young Australians begin returning to school next week, there’s a clear national imperative to ensure all young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are supported to do well.
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Higher education reforms - reflections on 50 years of change: Professor Michael Barber

Australian higher education is certainly facing change. However change is not something new to universities. Professor Michael Barber explores 50 years of change in higher education including the current reform agenda.  
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New evidence to break the cycle of educational disadvantage

There is a clear link between low-socioeconomic status and poor education and employment outcomes. But it doesn't need to be this way according to research from the Smith Family. Head of Research and Advocacy, Anne Hampshire explains.   Read more…


1.1 million kids who are growing up in poverty in Australia today

There's 1.1 million kids who are growing up in poverty in Australia today, The Smith Family CEO, Dr Lisa O’Brien has told a CEDA audience. Read more…


To reduce inequality in Australian schools, make them less socially segregated

Contributing author to How unequal? Insights on inequality, Laura Perry writes educational inequality in Australia takes many forms and can stunt the potential of young people. She suggests early, targeted and intensive support to students as soon as they start to fall behind and making our schools more socially integrated are the keys to tackling underachievement.  Read more…


Aussie kids' educational success tied to family background

“Australia is well below the OECD average in its capacity to detach background from outcome in our education system,” SA Minister for Education and Child Development and SA Minister for Higher Education and Skills, the Hon. Susan Close has told a CEDA audience in Adelaide. Read more…


VET's role in mitigating disadvantage

Supporting disadvantaged students is central to the future of Vocational Education and Training in Australia, writes Kristen Osborne.  Read more…


Vocational education and training issues go beyond VET FEE-HELP: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

At the start of this week CEDA launched its latest research report VET: securing skills for growth.
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