The Right to Education and the Nature of Obligations on Australian Governments. Given that a young person is compelled to participate in education and/or training till at least the age of 15 or as long as 17 (depending on where they live) what type of education and of what quality are Governments legally compelled to deliver?
DSF took this question to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) seeking their advice. We are publishing that advice in full because we believe it not only offers a valuable insight into what constitutes a right to education but it raises profound questions regarding the current limitations of that right in Australia. Among these questions one of the most compelling for us is: why do our Governments appear so reluctant to articulate in legislation the right of students to an education which is relevant, of good quality and reflects individual needs?
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have commissioned a series of interviews which feature the diversity of people and projects the Forum has engaged with and the impact of the Forum’s work over the past 30 years.
ChangeFest 2019 was held over four days in November at the Kimberwalli Centre in the community of Mt Druitt in Western Sydney. This is the second year that over 600 people and organisations working in collaborative initiatives from across the Australia gathered.
Platform C is launched by Collaboration for Impact in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Dusseldorp Forum, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and Clear Horizon.
November 7, 2019
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.