On Monday, 20th February, 2012, the eagerly

awaited Review of funding for schooling—the

final report1 by David Gonski, was released to

an assemblage of educational leaders amid

tight security in Canberra. I was among the

assembled group. After signing confidentiality

agreements and relinquishing mobile phones,

we were allocated some time to consider the

contents of the report prior to briefings by

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, David Gonski, AC

and also Peter Garrett—the Minister for School

Education, Early Childhood and Youth.

Included in

Education Commons