Glenn Fahey

JobKeeper – or RecoveryPreventer?

1 July 2020 7:15 pm

Emergency income support has a time and place in buoying Australians through the pandemic. But the usefulness of the unprecedented…

A universal basic income is still a terrible idea

18 June 2020 11:00 am

Opportunists across the political spectrum have been emboldened by the current crisis to propose all manner of terrible ideas. And…

After too many wasted weeks, our schools need a focus on literacy and numeracy

5 June 2020 1:55 pm

School students are now almost entirely back to regular classes, but the battle isn’t yet won. What should students be doing once they return to…

Millennials have something serious to complain about

26 May 2020 11:00 am

While the worst health effects of coronavirus are suffered by the elderly, the brunt of economic pain inflicts the young.…

Students are starting school online this week – only to face a Ruddy mess

14 April 2020 5:00 am

Nobody could have predicted the demands of this year’s schooling transformation, but we could — indeed should — have been…

A wellbeing budget won’t help a sickly economy

9 March 2020 5:00 am

There’s a concerted effort to shift the focus of economics away from financial data towards social. Specifically, it’s argued that…

The financial world is ignoring growth for greenwash

6 February 2020 5:00 am

Despite global economic headwinds, international institutions — often with exclusively economic missions —are increasingly sliding their priorities out of whack.…

‘Progressive’ education policy: a cure worse than the disease

13 December 2019 3:07 pm

Despite the now indisputable evidence that Australia’s education system has been led down a deleterious path, the proposed cure might…

Our failing school system doesn’t need more money

5 December 2019 1:30 pm

Put to the test in terms of the education’s systems 3 Es — excellence, equity, and efficiency — Australia has…

Good schools need more than money: parents

4 December 2019 1:00 pm

Parents are generally satisfied with how much money their child’s school has, but they don’t agree with how it is…

School choice should mean more than a public-private pick

22 August 2019 7:30 pm

The Australian Scholarships Group (ASG)’s flagship annual publication — the Parents Report Card — dishes up some choice findings about…

Memo to the ABC: class warfare doesn’t improve schools

14 August 2019 4:39 pm

An ABC News investigation has lifted the lid on the claimed ‘great education divide’ in Australian schools. This time, rather…

Stop talking about the future of work and rebuild the basics

2 August 2019 12:34 pm

Ernst and Young’s recent report Stop Talking about the Future of Work implored radical action on education ‘ecosystems’ (they mean…