Release type: Media Release


Teachers, parents and students encouraged to have their say on the future of education


The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Education

Teachers, parents and students are being encouraged to take part in a national survey to help shape the future of school education.  

The survey is being released today as part of the Expert Panel Review into the next National School Reform Agreement.

This is all about ensuring those directly involved in the education system get a say in how we make it better and fairer.

Survey participants can have their say on range of issues including:

  • Improving education outcomes
  • Supporting student health and wellbeing, and
  • Supporting and retaining teachers.

The Expert Panel, led by Dr Lisa O’Brien AM, will report to Education Ministers at the end of October on the practical reforms that should be tied to funding in the next National School Reform Agreement.

The survey is available to complete here and will be open until Friday, 23 June 2023.

Comment attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“Australia has a good education system, but it can be a lot better and a lot fairer.

“I want to hear what teachers, parents and students have to say. The views and experiences of teachers, parents and students are crucial to building a better and fairer education system.”

Comment attributable to Expert Panel Chair Dr Lisa O’Brien AM:

“The expert panel is seeking the views of teachers, parents and students through the survey released today to help inform the development of recommendations for our report, due to all Australian Education Ministers at the end of October.

“In addition to the survey we will be consulting widely with stakeholders and we will be visiting schools across the country. We want to hear from everyone connected to Australia’s schools about what is working, what isn’t working, and what more is required to improve student learning and wellbeing outcomes.”