The temptation for federal governments to attach ideologically-driven conditions to these payments is nearly irresistible, as is the temptation to dive into what are ordinarily state government responsibilities.
This is something that has a significant impact on education.
Hewson is spot on here. The commonwealth has no constitutional responsibility for schools. The PM has an opportunity to act on the shelved proposal to reform the federation and give control – and funding – entirely to the states. What have we got to lose? https://t.co/2COudBdtO8
— Dale Pearce (@DalePearce3) May 6, 2020