2022 Federal Election Resources
Greetings once again,
With the Federal Election now less than two weeks away we are forwarding to you the most recent responses from the major parties to policy questions put to them in regard to Catholic education. You will also find a ‘Report Card’ which compares responses from the three major parties to a series of questions. Please, with your Principals permission forward them to the parents in your school community for their reference. These resources have been developed to ensure that you as voters can make an informed decision as you go to the polls on May 21st particularly with regard to support for Catholic education.
As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to the office on 9338 9985 or Siobhan on 0409 025 683.
Catholic education election report card on major parties
Catholic education has released a federal election report card assessing the responses from the major political parties on education priorities.
The report card assess the Coalition, Labor and Green’s responses to the priorities of:
- 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,” Ms Collins said.
Responses sought from key independent candidates are also being evaluated.
The full report card and major party responses is available via https://www.ncec.catholic.edu.au/federal-election-2022 or can be viewed below:
Authorised by J Collins, National Catholic Education Commission, Level 3, 156 Gloucester Street, Sydney.