Free school bus scheme biased: report

The ACT Government’s free bus travel scheme discriminates against some students and will destabilise government schools, leading to some closures, according to an Australia Institute report. Given to The Canberra Times two days before the scheme swings into action, the report slams the pre-election policy as money-wasting and biased towards Read more…

The real cost of free school buses

The Liberals promised they’d do it six years ago, but no-one dreamed they would. Non Government school lobbyists had occasionally raised the free school bus plan (promised by the Liberals in 1995, but not delivered) but it had long been dismissed by unions and government-school lobby groups. The thinking was Read more…