2016 Federal Election
2016 Federal Election Outcome
The national political landscape has now been confirmed with the Coalition securing a majority of seats and the right to govern after a marathon Federal Election campaign. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his ministry have been sworn in by the Governor-General. Senator Simon Birmingham was re-appointed Education and Training Minister while also taking on added responsibility for international education. Karen Andrews has been appointed Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills. Labor’s Shadow Ministry has also been confirmed with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek appointed to lead an expanded team of Ministers and Assistant Ministers responsible for early education, school education, vocational education and universities.
Letters from Major Parties
ISQ Election Statement
Candidate Responses to ISQ Federal Election Statement
ISQ Summary of Major Parties School Policies
This document summarises the school education policies of the major parties announced to date, assessed against four key issues of concern to independent schools as outlined in the Independent Schools Queensland 2016 Federal Election Statement.
A detailed list of the school-related education policies announced by the Coalition, Australian Labor Party and the Greens is listed below.
ISQ Election Updates
Election Update No.3 - June 2016
Election Update No.2 - May 2016
Election Update No.1 - March 2016
ISQ Election Media Statements and Opinion Articles
Executive Director Opinion - On Line Opinion: Hopefully a Final Word on “Gonski”
Executive Director Opinion - On Line Opinion: Look Beyond the Dollars Promised to Schools
Media Release - Future Commonwealth Government Must Support Innovation Inside the School Gate
Media Release - Queensland Independent Schools Welcome 2016/17 School Funding Budget Announcements
Media Release - Independent Schools Welcome the ALP's Commitment to Education Funding
Independent Schools Queensland undertook a series of advertisements in local and regional newspapers covering 25 of the 30 Federal electorates in Queensland. Below is an example advertisement.
Diversity in Independent Schools
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (download brochure)
Special Assistance Schools (download brochure)
Supporting Students With Disability (download brochure)
Policies of the Major Parties
Australian Labor Party
Queensland Federal Electorate profiles including Member of Parliament contact details and data showing students attending independent schools based on the most recent ABS National Census, are available via the links below.
Individual Electorate Maps & Profiles
Facts and figures
AEC Group Report - Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Queensland
ISCA Snapshot- this national publication provides key statistics related to the independent schools sector.
www.aec.gov.au - Australian Electoral Commission website has details of electorate boundaries and other useful information.
For further information, please contact:
David Robertson, Executive Director
Phone: (07) 3228 1515
Authorised by D. Robertson, Executive Director, Independent Schools Queensland, 96 Warren Street, Spring Hill, Queensland 4000.