Submission to the Expert Panel

On 2 August 2023 the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia made a submission to the Expert Panel undertaking the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System.


The Academy strongly supports the review, which provides a timely opportunity to identify the reforms needed to achieve the national aspirations set out in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration and commitment to meeting Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.


Our submission makes seven recommendations across three key areas:

  1. The education system based on the Academy supported workshop final report Building education systems for equity and inclusion
  2. The state of the social sciences in schools based on the Academy report State of the Social Sciences 2021
  3. Improving student mental health and wellbeing by increasing government funding and guidance for evidence-based universal programs and guaranteeing access to early intervention and targeted supports.


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