Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System Reports

The Review was published in December 2023. It found that Australian schools provide a world-class education for most students thanks to the dedication of teachers and school leaders. To ensure every student experiences the best that Australia’s education has to offer, the Review highlighted areas of reform focus for governments’ consideration.

The Review will be an input into negotiations in 2024 between the Commonwealth and states and territories on the next Education Funding and Reform Agreement. 

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Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System - Summary Report

Expert Panel’s Report

The Expert Panel delivered its report, Improving Outcomes for All: The Report of the Independent Expert Panel’s Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System, to all Education Ministers on 31 October 2023. The Report was published in December 2023. The report highlights priorities for reform for governments’ consideration.

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An Easy Read Report will be released shortly.

Commissioned Research

To support the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System, the Expert Panel commissioned Nous Group to deliver a report on policy levers used internationally to increase socio-economic diversity in schools.   

The report, Review of Policy Interventions to Increase Socio-Economic Diversity and Improve Learning Outcomes, was delivered in October 2023. The report includes analysis of international examples of policy levers which have successfully led to diversified enrolments in schools, and discusses the potential transferability of these levers to the Australian context.

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Education Ministers Meeting Statement

A statement from Education Ministers on the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education system, from the Education Ministers Meeting on 11 December 2023.

View the Education Ministers Meeting Statement