State Orange Book 2018: Policy priorities for states and territories

REPORT

by John Daley, Stephen Duckett, Peter Goss, Marion Terrill, Danielle Wood, Tony Wood AM and Brendan Coates

State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies. Every state should learn from the others and do better.

  • School Education Program Director

    Peter Goss

    Dr Peter Goss joined Grattan in 2014, and has focused on how education systems and data can help schools and teachers adapt and improve their practice. Prior to joining Grattan, he spent more than 10 years as a strategy consultant, most recently with the Boston Consulting Group, and worked with Noel Pearson to improve education outcomes for Cape York primary school students. Peter trained as a biologist, with a focus on understanding complex systems.

  • School Education Fellow

    Julie Sonnemann

    Julie has significant experience in education policy and system design, and has co-authored several high profile reports on effective teaching, professional learning, equity and funding. She has over ten years of experience in school education policy, working within government, consulting and research organisations.

    She has studied high performing school systems in East Asia and North America, and consulted to the Australian government, the OECD Education Directorate and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Julie began her career at the Prime Minister’s Department and is an economist by training. She has a B Com (honours economics) and Master of Public Policy from The University of Melbourne.