Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) has a long and successful history of working to strengthen and expand schooling choice for Australian families.
ISQ steps up its focus on nationally significant education issues in the lead-up to and during a federal election. It works in partnership with its national body, the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), on developing a compelling national election agenda for independent schooling that is promoted to all major political parties and their candidates.
During an election campaign, ISQ undertakes numerous advocacy activities that highlight and reinforce the significant contribution Queensland independent schools make to education in Australia and to their local communities. ISQ issues a Federal Election Statement and regular Election Updates during the campaign period to keep member schools informed of its advocacy work as well as education announcements and policies of the major parties.
The last federal election was held on 2 July 2016; the first double dissolution election in almost 30 years. The national political landscape was confirmed with the Coalition, led by Malcolm Turnbull, securing a one-seat majority and the right to govern. In 2018 Malcolm Turnbull lost a leadership challenge and Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his new ministry were sworn in on 24 August 2018.
Voters are likely to go to the polls for the next federal election in May 2019. This would be an election for the House of Representatives and half the Senate. Information on this page will be updated as ISQ is informed of new policies and commitments.
Policies of the major parties
Australian Labor Party
Commitments of the major parties
- Supporting Students With Disability
- Preparing Young Australians for the Jobs of the Future
- Keeping School Chaplains in Schools
- Improving Preschool Attendance
Australian Labor Party
- Tackling Childhood Obesity with Health Eating in Schools
- Labor's $300M Boost for Students with Disability
- $40K Cash Bonuses to Get Top Achievers into Teaching
- Labor's Plan to Get More Australian Children Learning Languages
- Labor Wants All Australian Children to be Safe Online
- Labor's Plan to Keep Our Kids Safe in the Water
- Labor to Invest $19.5M to Support First Nations Girls' Education
- Labor Will Deliver Extra Funding for Every Public School
Federal electorate reports
Independent Schools Queensland provides a high-level summary of key education data relating to independent school provision, student participation, and the economic value independent schools add to their local communities. View current federal electorate information including key education data related to the schools located in them, on the federal electorate reports page.
Australian Electoral Commission Details electorate boundaries and other useful information
Independent Schools Council of Australia Snapshot National publication providing key statistics related to the independent schools sector
Independent Schools Council of Australia Electorate Map An interactive search for independent schools by electorate or school name
Authorised by D. Robertson, Executive Director, Independent Schools Queensland, 96 Warren Street, Spring Hill, Queensland 4000.