28 June 2010
The first report from the Cities Program aims to set an agenda for thinking about the future of Australia’s cities. It asks how our cities meet the material and psychological needs of their residents, and identifies emerging challenges to meeting these needs.
24 May 2010
Improving the quality of teachers and teaching should be central to education policy. Evaluating the work of teachers and developing their skills is a key part of improving the quality of teaching. However, an OECD survey reveals that teacher evaluation and development in Australia is among the worst in the developed world.
22 April 2010
Industry by industry analysis shows that an Australian carbon price will not result in widespread job losses or higher carbon emissions. Proposed free permits under the CPRS are expensive and will delay restructuring the Australian economy efficiently to emit less carbon.
27 January 2010
A large proportion of Australian students only reach minimum standards of literacy and numeracy. These students are spread throughout education systems; few schools do not have poor performing students who would benefit from improved education. After decades of rising expenditure, student performance has stagnated. We have a moral imperative to improve the performance of the 30% of year 9 students who have achieved only the very basic elements of writing literacy.
10 December 2009