National Report on Schooling in Australia 2013

Part 2: National initiatives and achievements

2.0 Overview

This section outlines key national strategies designed to address the Commitment to Action made by Australian education ministers in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, together with initiatives for education agreed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), including through the National Education Agreement (NEA). It also reports on the implementation of these initiatives in 2013.

In this context, national initiatives are defined as those in which states, territories and the Australian Government are working together, at a national level, to progress their joint commitments.

States and territories are also committed to progressing work towards the educational goals for young Australians, COAG targets and NEA outcomes on an individual basis. Information on the implementation of these programs within jurisdictions is available through state and territory education authority reports and websites.

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