Think-tanks of various political persuasions, both in Australia and overseas, play a vital role in the battle of ideas and the development and evaluation of public policy.
Given recent events such as Kevin Rudd's education revolution, it is a good time to establish a conservative, independently minded think-tank. The reality is that the majority of Australian think-tanks are left-of-centre in their outlook and education in Australia suffers from provider capture.
In order to provide balance, as well as an alternative viewpoint, it is important that a diversity of voices contribute to the public debate and the development of policy.
ESI welcomes support from those individuals and organisations committed to an education system based on standards, equity, diversity and choice.
If so inclined, please feel free to contribute via the form below. (ESI is a trading name for Impetus Consultants Pty Ltd, ABN 73 737 609 643.)
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Latest Blog12th May 2013
In the following, from the Weekend Australian, I argue that the current utilitarian and pragmatic approach to education undervalues what should be most important - a conservative view of the purpo...
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Latest NewsGonski a threat to non-government schools
12th April 2013
In the following published on the Age online I argue that the Gonski report, and the ALP commonwealth government's response, will harm Catholic and independent schools - both financially and and i...