National School Resourcing Board


The Australian Government has established a National School Resourcing Board (the Board) to provide greater independent oversight over Commonwealth school funding.

The Board will undertake reviews of different parts of the funding model under the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act). These reviews will help ensure public confidence in the funding model and ensure states, territories and other approved authorities comply with their obligations under the Act.  

The first review will consider how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated and the way in which a non-government school’s capacity to contribute to the running costs of their school is assessed. The second review will focus on the loading which delivers additional funding for students with disability.

Over time, the reviews undertaken by the Board will help to ensure the funding model is using the best available data and methodologies, as well as making sure funding is used in line with the Act.

On 1 November 2017, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training announced membership of the Board.

The Board members are:  

  • Mr Michael Chaney AO (Chair)
  • Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC (Deputy Chair)
  • Professor Natalie Brown
  • Professor Greg Craven AO
  • Mr Bill Daniels AM
  • Professor Stephen Lamb
  • Professor Ken Smith
  • Dr Alison Taylor

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