Skills and Education

Tough Decisions Pay off in the Long Term

Herald Sun 15 February 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia Victorians are understandably concerned at growing job losses, particularly those workers and families directly affected. Adding to...

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Submission to the Review of Funding for Schooling

This submission, to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, outlines a number of priorities for the reform of school funding arrangements that will support improved workforce participation, productivity...

Submission to the Review of Higher Education Base Funding

Australia’s higher education sector is increasingly important in an environment where productivity is lagging and there is growing demand for people with tertiary qualifications. At the same time, many universities...

Teacher Rewards Support Better Education Outcomes

The Business Council of Australia today expressed strong support for the federal government’s commitment to introduce a national system of bonus payments to reward high-performing school teachers. Chairman of the...

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Companies Must Support and Guide Education Sector

The Australian By Michael Andrew Chairman, former BCA Education, Skills and Innovation Task Force Australia’s higher education sector makes a vital contribution to maintaining a strong and productive economy. But...

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Lifting the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This Business Council of Australia paper identifies four priorities to ensure Australia’s higher education sector is making the strongest contribution to lifting national productivity. The priorities are: rewarding effective teaching and...