May 6 Forum: Education - where are we heading in Victoria?

The Gonski Education reform agenda of the Rudd/Gillard governments was significant in placing equity in education back onto the political agenda. The Abbott government has since walked away from Gonski, and even though the new Andrews Labor government in Victoria has increased TAFE and VET funding, it has also agreed to maintain its predecessor’s arrangements for funding of independent and private schools. 

We ask: where are we now heading in Victoria? Are the Gonski arrangements dead? And if so, why has Labor now abandoned them? How can equity be returned to the centre of the education agenda? And what about VET, TAFE and University sector arrangements? 

Join us to hear informed perspectives from the Victorian education sector.

*Meredith Peace, Victorian President, Australian Education Union

*Dr David Zyngier, Former School Principal and now Senior Lecturer in Education at Monash University

*Dr John Spierings, former Research Strategist with the Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Senior Education Adviser in the Rudd/Gillard governments and now CEO of the Reichstein Foundation

*Dr Fanta Aw will provide an international perspective on these issues. Dr Aw is a visiting international education and US higher education expert, and President and Chair of NAFSA, the Association for International Educators.

$5.00 Members/concession; $10.00 Non-members

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