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EDUCATION: MCEETYA and the Melbourne Declaration

MCEETYA Action Plan 2009-2012: Responses

Input from stakeholders on MCEETYA's Melbourne Declaration, consultation draft action plan can be found at (PDF document).

In early December 2008, Australia's State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education, meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEEYA) released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. The Melbourne Declaration, which replaces the 1999 "Adelaide Declaration", sets the direction for Australian schooling for the next 10 years. The goals were developed by the education ministers in collaboration with the Catholic and independent school sectors after public consultation on the draft declaration.

Source: 'Australian Education Digest', v.3, n.12, 14 April 2009. The digest is issued each week by the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO),