Queensland independent schools operate in accordance with legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks set and overseen by the Australian and Queensland governments.
It is critical, that as the key advocate for independent schools, Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ), engages strongly with government ministers and their departments to safeguard the autonomy of independent schools while advocating for continuous improvement and reform in key areas of school education policy and operations.
ISQ maintains a strong voice and a seat at the table of more than 140 federal, state and local boards, councils, advisory groups and committees, as detailed in the latest ISQ Annual Report. This representation ensures the needs and interests of independent schools are well represented while also giving ISQ advance notice of any significant reform proposals or changes that could impact member schools.
Submissions and research
ISQ makes formal submissions on significant education policy reform proposals or reviews. These submissions are informed by the sector and backed by ISQ-commissioned research, data and policy analysis, including through ISQ’s Our Schools – Our Future research program.
ISQ keeps Queensland independent schools well informed of its advocacy work and government announcements and updates through publications including executive memos, Briefings, weekly information updates and social media channels such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
The impact of the Parental Income Tax measure
16 October 2018 - ISQ ED David Robertson discusses the potential impact of the Parental Income Tax (PIT) measure on funding for the sector. Meanwhile ISQ Director (Strategic Relations), Shari Armistead, together with Senior Advisor (Public Affairs), Justine Nolan examines the power of parental engagement in educational performance.Read more