School autonomy and subsidiarity

27 Jul 2012

Arguments for and against schools being autonomous, a situation where they are free from excessive government intervention and best able to reflect the needs and aspirations of their local communities, often focus on whether autonomy leads to higher standards. Advocates

Let's celebrate the Church's contribution

2 Apr 2012

To go by much of the daily media, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Catholic Church contributes little, if anything, positive to Australian society. Week after week and month after month the Church is attacked, supposedly for

Why Catholic school funding is vital

2 Nov 2011

Few subjects draw a dinner party divide like the issue of government funding for non government schools. Government school lobbyists begrudge the work of Catholic and other non government schools. Elitism, exclusion, residualisation and a secular state are all referenced

Why Children Need a Moral Compass (Kairos 15 October 2011)

26 Oct 2011

The riots in England in August and the argument that religion has no place in state schools, illustrated by the High Court challenge to the Australian Government’s school chaplaincy program, may at first appearance not have much

Unlikely agreement over Bible stories

19 Aug 2011

Unlikely agreement over Bible stories It is not often that Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott sing from the same hymn book but, when it comes to the Bible both argue that all Australians should be familiar

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