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Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) and Attempts to Privatise Public Education: The Fat Lady has yet to SIng.

Press Release 642

Who knows what the TPP means, except that it threatens national sovereignty and opens up our education and health systems to corporate governance and profiteering. In other worlds- privatization of our nation’s public future.

78% Want Religion out of Government : Section 116 of the Australian Constitution should be applied as it was Originally Intended

Press Release 641

Public Education is and should be the responsibility of a democratically elected Government. Yet billions of dollars of public money are alienated from the public estate, namely public education, into privatised, religious institutions.

DOGS have always argued that State Aid to private religious schools contravenes Section 116 of the Australian Constitution because it entangled government with religion, and religion has no place in the government of a nation.

It now appears that 78% of Australian citizens are of the same opinion. The following information has been made available by the Rationalist Association of NSW.

Privatisation of education has failed Australia: The Answer is Not Gonski but No State Aid to Sectarian schools

Press Release 640

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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PRIVATISATION OF EDUCATION HAS FAILED AUSTRALIA’S CHILDREN :

The Answer to Funding Problems is not Gonski But  NO STATE AID to Private, Sectarian Schools

 

The Human Cost of TAFE Privatisation

Press Release 639

More than sixty years ago, in the 1960s, religious interests began a politically organised effort to privatise public education. Well-meaning Australians were snookered by talk of ‘Needs’ policies and ‘declining’ standards. In the 1980s corporate interests joined the privatisation push and started to undermine the technical education system. Religious and private interests have waited, like jackals, on the sidelines, hoping to pick up a few of the pieces. This they have done to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars.

How have we come to the pass where our young people are burdened with tens of thousands of dollars debt and nothing to show for it?

Paying for Public Education: A Revenue and NOT a Spending Problem

Press Release 638

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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Paying for Public Education: A Revenue and NOT a Spending Problem

 

Separation of Church and State Australia: Religion and the Public Square

Press Release 637

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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SEPARATION OF RELIGION AND STATE IN AUSTRALIA:

THE CURRENT REALITY?

 

Religion's dying swan act:

Privatisation of Education has Proved Expensive, Corrupting Failure.

Press Release 636

The privatisation of the TAFE sector has proved an abject failure for corporatisation of education. Private, profiteering providers can fail; lose of lot of public money; go bankrupt; and leave students in the lurch. Public education institutions, which are about education, not profit for investors, do not go bankrupt.

Accountability for wasted public money? Forget it. But - Investors go to law.

Save Public Money: Make Private Schools Public

Press Release 635

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

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Save Public Money:

Make Private Schools Public

 

Turnbull Abandons Gonski 'Needs' Policy

Press Release 634

For the DOGS, the abandonment of a Gonski voucher system masquerading as a ‘Needs’ policy by the Turnbull/Birmingham government is no surprise. With memories of the 1973 Schools Commission fiasco, DOGS have a sense of déjà vu.
The private sectarian sector have never given up their own privileges for the less advantaged. Their objectives are and always have been : Power, wealth, and children of the wealthy – in that order. Meanwhile, religious educators and their wealthy clients only pay minimal tax.
The only way to contain their greed is to give State Aid to State schools only.

Malcolm Turnbull: Same Vinegar in Glossy Bottle Tony Abbott’s $30 billion cut to schools locked in.

Press Release 633

AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS

 

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Malcolm Turnbull: Same Vinegar in Glossy Bottle

Tony Abbott’s $30 billion cut to schools locked in. 


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