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Capital Ideas

Capital Ideas
Gonski 2.0 Review Talks / Lecture

20 February 2018, 6pm-7.15pm
Theatre, Lower Ground 1


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The Commonwealth’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools (Gonski 2.0 Review) is a serious opportunity for a new nation-wide conversation on school education.

It comes at a critical time. Australia’s educational performance is declining internationally, we face new challenges in preparing students for their future lives and jobs, and equity gaps are too wide.

But this does not mean that the Commonwealth should have a much bigger role in schooling than it does today.

Dr Peter Goss, Grattan Institute School Education Program Director, hosts a panel of leading policy thinkers to explore:

  • What is needed to lift educational outcomes?
  • What are the benefits, challenges and risks of Commonwealth interventions?
  • Where should the Commonwealth focus its efforts, and why?


The Hon Adrian Piccoli, Director, UNSW Gonski Institute for Education

David de Carvalho, CEO, NSW Educational Standards Authority

Lisa Rodgers, CEO of AITSL


Dr Peter Goss, School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute