Catholic school funding deal is hunger relief for the well fed. We now spend more public money on private schools than any other advanced economy #auspol More Here;

Our new Prime Minister suggests his latest cash-splash to the education sector, which indisputably educates the better-off, is a solution to the schools funding wars? This isn’t even a cease-fire.

According to the OECD, Australia now spends more public money on private schools than any other advanced economy and that was before Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s extraordinary announcement yesterday that a further $4.5 billion of taxpayers’ money is to be thrown at fee-charging schools.

Contrast that with another OECD report released about a year ago, which revealed that Australia β€” even post the Gonski funding β€” is the third lowest funder of public schools in the OECD with only Turkey and Colombia doing worse.

Yet our new Prime Minister suggests his latest cash-splash to the education sector that indisputably mostly educates the children of the better-off is a solution to the schools funding wars.

Then he attempts to justify it as part of the sector blind, needs-based funding scheme that once was Gonski.

How can that be? Most of the children who attend fee-charging schools are not, in fact, very needy…

Source: The Catholic school funding deal is hunger relief for the well fed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Missing meerkat returned to #Perth Zoo. More Here;

UPDATE: A BABY meerkat that disappeared from Perth Zoo has been returned after police found it during a search of a property in Beverley.

A spokeswoman for Perth Zoo confirmed that the one-month old animal was in expert care after it was β€˜illegally taken’ on Wednesday.

Zoo staff will now try to reintroduce it back to its family.

Police revealed that officers had executed a search warrant at a house in Beverley at about 6pm on Friday.

The baby meerkat was located and taken back to the zoo.

Police revealed that officers had executed a search warrant at a house in Beverley at about 6pm on Friday.

The baby meerkat was located and taken back to the zoo.

Source: Missing meerkat returned to Perth Zoo | PerthNow