AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE DEFENCE OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS - D.O.G.S.
INFORMATION ON THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING REFORM ACT
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|...PROMOTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION|
The Council has two main objectives:
1. The promotion and protection of public education
2. The separation of Church and State and opposition to public funding of private religious schools
We invite you to explore our site and find out about the battle for public education in Australia for the last 40 years - and the continuing struggle for the protection of our children's inheritance.
The DOGS also have a radio program on Melbourne's community radio station 3CR.
Tune in to 3CR, 855 on the am dial at 12.30 p.m. every Saturday to listen to the latest news on the radio.
|...The Latest Press Releases.|
2006Press Release 182 School Chaplaincy Reference Group Stacked; President ACSSO Should Resign(30.11.06)
Press Release 179 Enrolment Quotas in
Sectarian Faith Schools: Roman Catholic Tribalism in the United Kingdom (08.11.06)
Press Release 178 Catholisation of Coalition, Public Service and Prisons in Australia (07.11.06)
Press Release 177 School Chaplains: John Howard a Revolutionary and ignoramus (30.10.06)
Press Release 176 APOLOGY: Kevin Rudd Does not Agree with Founding Fathers on Separation of Church and State
Press Release 175 Australian School Statistics: Expansion of Australian Church Schools by Denomination
Press Release 174 Australian Values: Andrew Robb's Incomplete List (16.10.06)
Press Release 173 Kevin Rudd Agrees with Founding Fathers on Separation of Church and State (11.10.06)
Press Release 172 Institute of Public Affairs (I. P.A.) is Wrong (10.10.06)
Press Release 171 Australian Citizenship Test: Separation of Church and State - Secular State (10.10.06)
Press Release 170 Church School reaches $10 million Mark in Federal Per Capita Funding (04.10.06)
Press Release 169 Justice Lionel Murphy: 20th Anniversary of his Death: Separation of Church and State (26.09.06)
Press Release 168 Opus Dei Ruth Kelly Protecting Faith (Church) Schools in new UK Ministry (06.09.06)
Press Release 167 UK Secularists Must Follow Lord Altrincham not Lord Baker on Faith (Church) Schools (30.08.06)
Press Release 166 Edmund Barton and Samuel Griffith Agree on No State Aid and Support Public Education (24.08.06)
Press Release 165 Secular State Attacked by Roman Catholic Bishop (22.08.06)
Press Release 164 Melbourne Media Failure (15.08.06)
Press Release 163.Closed Private School Federal Funding Inquiry (15.08.06)
Press Release 162 Accountability Must be Renewed: Australasian Study of Parliament Group (14.08.06)
Press Release 161 Australian History Summit ; Evidence of the Cancer in the Body Politic (03.08.06)
Press Release 160 Australian History Summit ; Political Correctness Writ Large (03.08.06)
Press Release 159 Former UK Education Secretaries Admit "Faith Schools" a Mistake (26.07.06)
Press Release 158 "Google" Still a Problem Search Engine for the DOGS website on the "Australian Pages" (20.07.06)
Press Release 157 Why the 1872 Secular Provision in Public Education Should have been Retained (20.07.06)
Press Release 156 Dr. Peter Dawkins Advocates a More Integrated Public-Private School System (18.07.06)
Press Release 155 Dr. Peter Dawkins and the Company He Keeps: A Bad Sign for Public Education (06.07.06)
Press Release 154 Dr. Peter Dawkins; Appalling Appointment for Public Education (30.06.06)
Press Release 153 State School Chaplaincy Promoters Attack Public Education and Church State Separation (22.06.06)
Press Release 152 Church Schools Promote Tribalism: Bill Shorten; "The Catholic Faith - That's My Tribe!"( 21.06.06)
Press Release 151 Statements of Support Required from Those Involved in Public Education (17.05.06)
Press Release 150 The Importance of Public Education Week 2006 (17.05.06)
Press Release 149 Budget Papers 2006: Church Schools Trample on all the Rest (17.05.06)
Press Release 148 Macklin throws Beazley Back into the State Aid Fire (11.05.06)
Press Release 147 Bracks/Kosky Break down the Democratic Process; Lessons from John Major (10.05.06)
Press Release 146 The Australian with ALP Apparatchiks: Beazley, Shorten, Emerson, Tanner and now Mundine promote State Aid(10.05.06)
Press Release 145 Kim Beazley Jnr and the Needs School Education Funding Policy: Another Fraud?(04.05.06)
Press Release 144 Education and Training Reform Bill: DOGS Prediction Confirmed by Kosky in Legislation Committee(27.04.06)
Press Release 143 Centralisation of the Catholic Education System (19.04.06)
Press Release 142 The Education and Training Reform Bill -House of Assembly Debates ( 19.04.06)
Press Release 141 The Age- The Education and Training Reform Bill -The Role of the Press in a Democracy (23.03.06)
Press Release 140 The Official History of State Aid in Australia (08.03.06)
Press Release 139 Kosky or Dixon: Frying Pan or Fire? (02.03.06)
Press Release 138 Crisis in Private Education: Manna over Morals (23.02.06)
Press Release 137 Education and Training Reform Bill: Never a Good Time for Bad Ideas (23.02.06)
Press Release 136 Education and Training Reform Bill: Religious Objections (16.02.06)
Press Release 135 Education and Training Reform Bill: Introduction to Parliament by Stealth ( 08.02.06)
Press Release 134 Education and Training Reform Bill: Fundamental Change in Religious Education ( 06.02.06)
Press Release 133 Parents at Tatong Fight to Save Their State School (26.01/06)
Press Release 132 Schools to Close Over Poor Results (26.01/06)
Press Release 131 Education and Training Reform Bill : Will Bracks follow the Balr/Kelly UK Model?(26.01/06)
Press Release 130 Official History of State Aid in Australia? (25.01.06)
Press Release 129 Head of Victorian Institute of Teachers Ex-ASIO Officer (05.12.05)
Press Release 128 Bracks Government Opts Out as Provider of Public Education (02.12.05)
Press Release 127 Congratulations to Public School Supporters (21.11.05)
Press Release 126 The Age Continues Vicious Attack on public Education by Promoting Public Private Partnerships (11.10.05)
Press Release 125 Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body: Implications for Public Education (11.10.05 )
Press Release 124 Suggested Action on Proposed Legislation: Petitions and Letter (02.10.05)
Press Release 123 Appointment of S. Crennan to High Court: Private School Favouritism: Public School Graduates need not apply (25.09.05)
Press Release 122 Kosky Guided by Privatisation Advisers Hell Bent on Destroying Public Education ( 12.09.05)
Press Release 121 Petro Georgiou in Religious Liberty Wonderland (31.08.05)
Press Release 120 Separation of Church and State, Secularism and the Muslim Summit (30.08.05)
Press Release 119 Islamic Summit-Islamic Schools-Muslim Leaders Summit: Failure to Promote Public Education(25.08.05)
Press Release 118 DOGS seek Assistance from ABC Media Watch for Advice and Assistance with Odd Behaviour of Google (25.08.05)
Press Release 117 Is Google Part of the Australian Conspiracy of Silence on the Defence of Government Schools? (10.08.05)
Press Release 116 Failure of the Age to Provide Balanced Coverage on the So-Called Integrated Public Education System
Press Release 115 Lynne Kosky's Public Statement on the Review of Education and Training Legislation.
Press Release 114 Australian Newspaper's Campaign Against public Education and Promotion of Cancer in the Body Politic
Press Release 113 Open Letter to Minister of Education and Bureaucrats: Assessment of Their Personal Commitment to Public Education
Press Release 112 Review of Education and Training Legislation: Open and Transparent Processes?
Press Release 111 Accountability for State Aid: The Fox Looking Over the Chickens?
Press Release 110 Further Letter to Minister for Education Concerning Legislation to Abandon Free Education(6 June 2005)
Press Release 109 Public Education in Peril: Brack's Philosophy and Legislation on Education and Training Threatens Privatisation of Public Education in Victoria
Press Release 108 Letter to Business Review Weekly re Charities
Press Release 107 Below the State Aid Iceberg: Charities Inc.: Business Review Weekly and the $70 Billion Charities Sector
Press Release 106 Letter to Australian Newspaper: Distinction Between Public and Private
Press Release 105 Letter to Minister for Education Concerning Legislation to Abandon Free Education (4 March 2005 )
Press Release 104 Victorian ALP plans legislation to Destroy public Education
Press Release 103 Education, Politics and Religion: Professor Wayne Sawyer English Language Dispute
Press Release 102 Opus Dei and Public Education: Is there a Connection in Australia?
Press Release 101 State Aid to Church Schools: By Their Results Shall You Know Them
Press Release 100 Politicians in Wonderland on Separation of Church and State
Press Release 99 Federal Election 2004:Prospects for Public Education
Press Release 98 State Aid Auction and Private School Blackmail: Labor Should Call Bluff on Incremental Costs
Press Release 97 Shane Maloney and Scotch College: Private Schools must not be Allowed to Win Their War Against Government Schools
Press Release 96 Howard says High Court Challenge to State Aid Strikes Fear into Roman Catholic Church: Why?
Press Release 95 Charitable Exemptions and What they Mean for Wealthy Private Schools
Press Release 94 State School Parent Attacks the Age Newspaper on Bias Towards Private Schools and Insecure Parents
Press Release 93 Lifelong Learning Funding Report: The Tale of Two Nations- the Haves and the Have-Nots
Press Release 92 NSW Teachers Federation and High Court Challenge to Religious Schools and DOGS Reaction
Press Release 91 DOGS Submission to Senate Inquiry into School Funding
Press Release 90 Corruption of Democracy: New Fitzgerald Enquiry
Press Release 89 Reading Vouchers: A Grave Danger to Public Education
Press Release 88 Roman Catholic Bishops Dip Toes in Election Waters
Press Release 87 Mr Costello says: "A government should never get into religious endeavours"
Press Release 86 State Aid out of Control: Howard, Nelson and Costello's Ten Million Dollar Church Schools
Press Release 85 Public Education and the Federal Government's "Values Road Show"
Press Release 84 Letter to Commonwealth Auditor General on Accountability
Press Release 83 School Rot: 50000 Public School Pupils in Decaying Portables
Press Release 82 Poor Roman Catholic Children and Public Schools
Press Release 81 Mr Latham and State Aid
Press Release 80 The End of Globalism
Press Release 79 Congratulations to AEU on Statistics Research
Press Release 78 Mr Howard's Values
Press Release 77 Is the Labor Party Trying to Fool Public School Supporters?
Press Release 76 Accountability for State Aid: Letter to Green Senators
Press Release 75 A Divided Nation ?
Press Release 74 Guess Who?
Press Release 73 Privatisation of Education in Blair's England
Press Release 72 Destabilisation of the Victorian Pubic Education System
Press Release 71 Ethics and State Aid to Religious Schools
Press Release 70 Barry Jones Bemoans Uncanny Silence on Public Education
Press Release 69 Public Accountability a Travesty
Press Release 68 Sexual Abuse in Church Schools
Press Release 67 Federal Budget 2003: Private Church Schools WInners by Far
Press Release 66 Public Education Day 22 May 2003 : Public Education Needs Supporters
Press Release 65 What Happened to "Public Education" ijn Education Week in Victoria
Press Release 64 Sectarianism in Scotland
Press Release 63 Private and Public School Enrolments
Press Release 62 Congratulation to the AEU on their Annual Conference
Press Release 61 Downer: One Rule for Home, Another Abroad
Press Release 60 Secular State a Myth in Australia
Press Release 59 High Courts Turns a Shield into a Sword
Press Release 58 TAFE HECS and the GATS
Press Release 57 Public/Private Partnerships in School Maintenance
Press Release 56 STOP THE GATS
Press Release 55 Public Education Day and Commitment to Public Edcuation
Press Release 54 Conspiracy of Silence on Enormity of Increases to Sectarian Education Funding
Press Release 53 Church Schools to Receive more than Universities by 2005-06
Press Release 52 Liberal Party Education: Only the Rich Need Apply
Press Release 51 Essential Background to "Australia's Educational Choices": Report to Menzies Research Centre
...Earlier Press Releases.
Press Release 50 Melbourne Academics Let Public Education Down
Press Release 49 Faith Schools Controversy in England: Labor Party Rebels Demand Integration
Press Release 48 Public Education and Multiculturalism
Press Release 47 New Times: New Directions: D. Fitzgerald, AEU Conference Address
Press Release 46 Ken Boston: Bonding Strengthens Society, Bridging Protects it
Press Release 45 How Public School Supporters can Vote in Federal Election 2001
Press Release 44 The Class War we Ought to Have
Press Release 43 Non-Catholic Schools Playing the Federal State Aid Game
Press Release 42 Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Definition of Charity
Press Release 41 Church lays down Rules for Accountability
Press Release 40 Coalition gives Massive Funds to Private Church Schools
Press Release 39 Is the Labour Party Fair Dinkum about Public Education
Press Release 38 Racial and Religious Tolerance Bill (Vic) A Threat to our Tolerant, Harmonious and Liberal Societ
Press Release 37 Priests More Powerful than the Professor and Poor Man in the Corridors of Power
Press Release 36 A Bill of Rights and Separation of Church and State
Press Release 35 Justice Kirby is not the First High Court Judge to Defend Public Education
Press Release 34 Archbishop Hollingworth as Governor General and Church State Separation
Press Release 33 DOGS Letter to Victorian Minsiter for Education, Mary Delahunty
Press Release 32 Congratulations to Public School Supporters on National Public Education Day
Press Release 31 Bush Tells Bishops School Vouchers Need a New Name
Press Release 30 DOGS Submission to Enquiry into the Definition of Charity
Press Release 29 Denis Fitzgerald Presidential Address to AEU Conference 17 January 2001
Press Release 28 Congratulations to AEU: Mr Howard - Beware the Ides of March
Press Release 27 DOGS Open letter to Prominent Political Journalists on State Aid
Press Release 26 DOGS Open letter to Politicians and Press on Lack of Accountability for State Aid
Press Release 25 Prominent Australians Petititon the Senate for Public Education Funding
Press Release 24The text of the Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture, Monash University, 26 October 2000.
Press Release 23Mr Bracks and the WEF .
Press Release 22The World Economic Forum and Public Education .
Press Release 21 Latest News from 3 CR Program 9 September 2000: Latham on Church/State "deals" .
Press Release 20 Latest News from 3 CR Program 26 August 2000.
Press Release 19 Submission to Senate Committee re State Aid .
Press Release 18 Latest News from 3CR Program 19 August 2000.
Press Release 17 Latest News from 3CR Program 12 August 2000 .
Press Release 16 Massive Aid Increases and Deals Between Church and State .
Press Release 15 Latest News from our 3Cr program August 5 2000.
Press Release 14 LATEST NEWS FROM OUR 3 CR PROGRAM JULY 29 2000
Press Release 13 STATE AID INCREASED WHILE STATE AID INFORMATION IS CUT BACK
Press Release 12 YOU DO A BETTER JOB IF YOU BELONG TO THE RIGHT RELIGION
Press Release 11 STRONG PROTEST VOTE PUTS KENNETT GOVERNMENT IN JEOPARDY
Press Release 10 PUBLIC EDUCATION SUPPORTERS SHOULD VOTE TO THROW THE KENNET GOVERNMENT OUT
Press Release 9 MR KENNETT'S LIBERAL GOVERNMENT LAST!
Press Release 8 WHEN IS A VOLUNTARY LEVY AN INVOLUNTARY LEVY?
Press Release 7 ANGLICAN CHURCH MIFFED BY GOVERNMENT FUNDING FAVOURITISM TO THE CATHOLIC SYSTEM
Press Release 6 PEOPLE TOGETHER PROJECT: PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO VICTORIA'S STATE EDUCATION SYSTEM
Press Release 5 PRIVATE EDUCATION IS CLASS BASED EDUCATION
Press Release 4 PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORTERS TO REJECT THE HYBRID SCHOOL PLAN
Press Release 3 KENNETT'S CLASSROOM SELL OFF TO DEVELOPERS AND CHURCHES
Press Release 2 VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT'S DEFORM OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
Press Release 1 THE COALITION WIN AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC VOTE
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|Last Modified : Tuesday, 03 June 2008|