Governing NSW - Education

Education and Training is one of the biggest departments of the NSW government. It has an annual budget of 9.3 billion of which just over 7 billion dollars was spent on 88,717 employees who earned a relatively modest average pay, about $44,000 per annum less that average pay of the employees of the Premiers Department. In our analysis Brad Hazzard and Minister Carmel Tebbutt performed equally well in a relatively high calibre policy contest.

This analysis provides a comprehensive citizens guide to the State Labor and Liberal-National Party Alternatives for the NSW Election 2007 by portfolio based on parliamentary performance and the new policies presented to the people of NSW during the election campaign. The purpose of the evaluation is to go beyond electoral analysis that focuses on the personality of the leaders. This study evaluates portfolios, ministers and shadow ministers based on parliamentary performance, use of the media, statesmanship, stability and leadership, vision of the future and the quality of the new policies presented to the electorate. It provides an overview of how each party works as a team as well as an individual by individual analysis of the ministerial teams of the major parties.

This briefing note is free to students, pensioners, people with disabilities and the unemployed. Simply send an email to to request the paper.

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