Australians will go to the polls on 18 May to elect their next Commonwealth Government.
The Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network has created a dedicated 2019 federal election web page and explains why being informed about the policies of the major parties matters for independent schools and their families.
Do you know how independent schools are funded? Do you know which level of government independent schools rely on for most of their public funding?
When the total amount of funds Queensland independent schools receive per student is tallied up, it shows that:
- 48% is sourced from parents and other private sources
- 39% comes from the Australian Government
- 13% comes from the Queensland Government
Source: ACARA National Report on Schooling in Australia Data Portal, Non-government schools income and expenditure 2017.
Given the Australian Government provides the lion’s share of public funding for independent schools, the education policies and commitments made this election have the potential to impact independent schools and their families.
2019 Federal Election Education Policies and Commitments
- Cheaper School Excursions for Remote & Regional Families
- Morrison Government Supporting Inclusive Communities
- Entch Announces Extra $4m Indigenous Education Funding
- Bringing Engineering to the Classroom
- Industry Training Hubs & Scholarships Skilling Young Australians for the Future
- Record Funding for Education
- Disadvantaged Schools Get High Achieving Teachers
- Supporting Students With Disability
- Preparing Young Australians for the Jobs of the Future
- Keeping School Chaplains in Schools
- Improving Preschool Attendance
Australian Labor Party
- Labor Will Deliver a Qld Skills Guarantee
- Tackling Childhood Obesity with Health Eating in Schools
- Labor’s $300M Boost for Students with Disability
- $40K Cash Bonuses to Get Top Achievers into Teaching
- Labor’s Plan to Get More Australian Children Learning Languages
- Labor Wants All Australian Children to be Safe Online
- Labor’s Plan to Keep Our Kids Safe in the Water
- Labor to Invest $19.5M to Support First Nations Girls’ Education
- Labor Will Deliver Extra Funding for Every Public School
The Australian Greens
Advocating for Independent School Communities
A range of representative bodies advocate for the interests of independent schools, their students and parents, particularly during election campaigns.
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ)
Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA)
Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA)
Australian Parents Council (APC)
Other Election Resources
Authorised by S. Kloeden, Executive Officer, Queensland Independent Schools Parents Network, 96 Warren St, Spring Hill Qld 4000.