Federation Issues Papers

The Education Issues Paper (Roles and Responsibilities in Education), the fourth to be released as part of the Reform of the Federation White Paper process, was released on 23 December 2014.

The Issues Paper is in two parts. Part A discusses childcare and early childhood learning, and schools; and Part B discusses vocational education and training and higher education. Both parts outline the evolution of Commonwealth and State and Territory involvement in education. They also examine pressures on the current arrangements and post questions with the intent of promoting public discussion.

Part A also recognises the prominent role local government plays in the provision of children's services, including child care and early learning.

The Education Issues Paper can be found at https://federation.dpmc.gov.au/.