Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

The Australian Government commissioned an Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education (the Regional Education Review) to improve outcomes for students living in these regions. The Regional Education Review was part of the Australian Government's commitment to improve the education of country students so they can reach their full potential and participate in Australia's economy.

Emeritus Professor John Halsey from Flinders University conducted the review to examine the challenges faced by these students and find innovative solutions to help them succeed at school and beyond. Read the Regional Education Review's Terms of Reference and Discussion Paper.

Professor Halsey held face-to-face consultations between July and October 2017 with education authorities, peak bodies, schools and communities, and received over 300 submissions from stakeholders. 

The final report was delivered to Government in January 2018. The final report is currently being considered by Government.