Catholic education has released a federal election “report card” assessing the major parties’ education priorities as Australia prepares to head to the polls.
The report card considers the Coalition, Labor and Greens’ responses to matters such as:
- Genuine school choice through fair funding and ensuring affordable contributions from families
- Enabling faith-based education through religious protections
- Improving capital funding
- Support for delivering national priorities such as quality teaching, early childhood education, mental health and wellbeing programs and Closing the Gap initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Islander students
National Catholic Education executive director Jacinta Collins said the report card shows the Liberal-National Coalition and Labor are on par in addressing Catholic education’s priorities, particularly on school choice.
“We are fortunate that both major parties continue to support genuine school choice in Australian education and are committed to families who choose a Catholic education for their children,” she said.
Responses sought from key independent candidates are also being evaluated.
The full report card and major party responses is available via www.ncec.catholic.edu.au/federal-election-2022