Reading, writing, arithmetic — and religion 

Vicki Caulfield / 14 April 2019

On the ABC’s God Forbid program, an exploration of funding for Australian schools: government schools, independent schools and Catholic schools. Listen to it here.


Australia has the fourth most class-segregated school system in the world. In the UK, Catholic schools are incorporated into the public system: “The idea of a Catholic school being a private school is an anathema. It’s an Australian phenomenon.”

Features an interview with president of the RSA, Dr Meredith Doig (at 24.40) on Special Religious Instruction vs education about teaching about religions in government schools.

All the more reason.