Publications, presentations and media


Books and chapters

'Policy coherence across the education continuum in Australia: Understanding and improving service delivery', in M. Bruerton, T. Arklay, R. Hollander and R. Levy (eds) A people's federation, Federation Press, 2017.

'Schooling policy in Australia: concurrent, complex and contested' in K. Wong (ed.) Federalism and education around the world [working title only], Information Age Publishing, forthcoming, 2017.

‘Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling’ in A. McClelland, and P. Smyth (eds) Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action, 3rd edition (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2014).

‘Big or small? Multicultural or multiracial?’ in T. Wilson, C. Carli and P. Collits (eds) Turning Left or Right? Values in Modern Politics, Sydney, Connor Court Publishing, 2013.

Many Hopes, One Dream: The Story of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009. (Launched by former prime minister Malcolm Fraser)


Academic seminars

&

refereed conference papers

B. Hinz, ‘Understanding Gonski. How federalism has shaped major school funding reforms in Australia, and what this means for contemporary schooling policy and politics’, accepted for the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, 26-30 November 2017.

M. Anderson and B. Hinz, ‘Creating a paradigm shift in secondary school education: findings from a pilot initiative seeking to cultivate entrepreneurial-mindedness, student voice and personalized learning in Australian secondary schools’, accepted for the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Canberra, 26-30 November 2017.

B. Hinz, 'The influence of federalism on schooling reform: convergence, divergence, innovation or other?' European Conference on Education Research, Copenhagen, 21-25 August 2017.

B. Hinz, 'International insights for schooling federalism in Australia', Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, 29 November 2016.

B. Hinz, 'Policy coherence across the education continuum in Australia: Understanding and improving service delivery', Paper presented A People's Federation for the 21st Century, Sir Samuel Griffith Conference, 16-17 June 2016, Brisbane.

B. Hinz, 'The Case of Australia', Federalism and Education: Governance, Standards, and Innovation for the 21st Century, hosted by the Forum of Federations and the Fundacion GImenez Abad, Parliament of Aragon, Aljaferia Palace, Zaragoza, 4-5 April 2016. (This is now under development to become a chapter in an edited book)

B. Hinz, 'Schooling federalism', Presentation at the Samuel Griffiths Symposium 'Is there life in/after the White Paper on the Reform of the Federation?' Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Canberra, 29 September 2015.

B. Hinz, ‘Education policy’, lecture to students in the Masters of Social Policy (coordinated by Prof. Paul Smyth), University of Melbourne, 27 April 2015.

B. Hinz, ‘How federalism influences Commonwealth policymaking: The case of school funding reform under the Howard government‘, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Perth, 30 September – 2 October 2013.

B. Hinz and B. Galligan, ‘Schooling federalism, Gonski, Williams and reform prospects‘. Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Hobart, 24-26 September 2012.

B. Galligan and B. Hinz, ‘Australia’s federal system: Flexibility, change and schooling’. Presented in panel titled ‘Beyond stability: flexibility and innovation in federal systems’, International Political Science Association World Congress, Madrid, 8 – 12 July 2012.

B. Hinz, ‘Federalism’, guest lecture to Australian Politics course, University of Melbourne, 1 April 2011.

B. Hinz,  ‘Mapping education ‘policyscapes’ in Australia, 1990-2010: “Schools of the Future”’, Australian Association for Research in Education International Conference, Melbourne, 28 November – 2 December 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘Converging paths? A comparative examination of American, Canadian and Australian school funding and policy making arrangements’, Australian Association for Research in Education International Conference, Melbourne, 28 November – 2 December 2010. (Speaking notes above. Slides here).

B. Hinz, ‘Australian federalism and school funding: Exploring the nexus in Victoria’s devolution reforms’, presented at Australian Political Studies Association’s annual conference, Melbourne, 27-29 September 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘The evolution of school funding settlements in Australia and the United States: intergovernmental perspectives’, presented at Australian Political Studies Association’s annual conference, Melbourne, 27-29 September 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘Australian federalism and school funding arrangements: An examination of competing models and recurrent critiques’, presented at Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Montreal, 1 – 3 June 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘‘Ethnic associations, networks and the construction of Australian multiculturalism presented at Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Montreal, 1 – 3 June 2010. (Republished in Economics of Networks E-Journal, Vol 2. No. 71, 2010).

B. Hinz, ‘Federalism and Australian school funding: Transformations, complexities, and questions’, presented at Teachers College Policy Student Network 4th Annual Research Roundtable, Columbia University, New York, 26 April 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘The untold story of Australian multiculturalism: How it was shaped from below by ethnic communities’, presented at Midwest Political Science Association 68th Annual Conference, Chicago, 24 April 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘The transformation of Australia’s school funding arrangements’, presented at Comparative and International Education Society 54th Annual Conference, Chicago, 1 – 5 March 2010.

B. Hinz, Missing the forest for the trees: how Australia’s dynamic federal structures and processes affect school funding arrangements’, presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 9 July 2009.

B. Hinz,  ‘Federalism and its implications for the creation and reform of school funding and provision settlements’, presented at Research Student Symposium, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 17 February 2009.

B. Hinz, ‘From Education to Political Power. Is France Controlled by a Ruling Elite?’, CERC Jean Monnet Public Seminar, Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 August 2008.


Theses

B. Hinz, Federalism and schooling reforms in Australia, Doctoral thesis, School of Social and Political Sciences, and the Graduate School of Education; University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 2016.

B. Hinz, Passports to Power? A study of Sciences Po, ENA and French governmental elites.  Honours thesis in political science. School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology;  University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. June 2007. Awarded Jean Monnet Award for best honours thesis on contemporary Europe.


Other recent publications and presentations

Y. Zhao, B. Hinz and K. Money, 'Yong Zhao's Entrepreneurial Education in Action: Is Australian schooling growing students' talents or do we need to change?' Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership Panel Discussion, Melbourne, 15 August 2017.

M. Anderson, B. Hinz and H. Matus, 'Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial Learning in Schools' EdTalks Leadership Conference of the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals,  Melbourne, 14-15 August 2017.

B. Hinz, ‘Australia’s trends in PISA and TIMMS are not new or shocking’, Education Review, 17 March 2017.

B. Hinz, H. Matus and students from Western Port Secondary College and Fitzroy Secondary College, Southern Peninsula Principals Conference, Healesville, 17 March 2017.

B. Hinz with P. Doherty, 'Knowledge is Power', Bendigo Writers Festival, Bendigo, 13 August 2016.

B. Hinz 'NAPLAN results don't tell the full story behind Australia's lack of education progress', The Conversation, 3 August 2016.

M. O'Connell, B. Hinz and S. Fox, 'High-quality, affordable education at the heart of Labor's new early years policy', The Conversation, June 6, 2016.

B. Hinz and K. Torii, 'Federal election 2016: what's on the table for schools?', The Conversation, 27 April 2016.

M. O'Connell, S. Fox, B. Hinz and H. Cole, Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners, Mitchell Report No. 01/2016, Mitchell Institute, Melbourne, 20 April 2016.

H. Cole, B. Hinz, S. Fox and M. O'Connell, 'Governments must boost attendance rates in early education', The Conversation, 20 April 2016. 

B. Hinz 'Education policy in Australia', Education in the 21st century: lessons learned from federal and decentralised systems, Madrid, hosted by the Forum of Federations, Fundacion Alternativas and UNESCO, 6 April, 2014. (Write up here - in Spanish - with link to presentation)

B. Hinz and M. O'Connor, 'New report: early developmental delays go on to mar educational achievement', The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 March 2016. Syndicated in The Age and The Canberra Times.

B. Hinz, 'Education', presentation at symposium organised by the University of Melbourne Reforming Australian Federal democracy - from education to taxation - is it time for change?' Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, 10 September 2015. (Admission is free, other speakers includes Dr John Hewson, Professor Cheryl Saunders, former premier John Brumby and Paul Abbey).

B. Hinz, Schooling federalism: Evaluating the Options for Reform, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, 16 August 2015.

B. Hinz, ‘Leaked school funding proposals. Should we be worried?’, The Conversation, 22 June 2015.

B. Hinz, ‘Is Gonski Dead?’ Need to Succeed. What’s next for Victorian School Funding? Victorian Parliament House, 24 March 2015.

B. Hinz, ‘Federal government to take a backseat in education?’, The Conversation, 8 January 2015.

B. Hinz, 'Education roles and responsibilities in Australia and Canada’, Renewing Australian Federalism, Symposium hosted by the Crawford School of Public Policy, Melbourne School of Government and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, held at the Crawford School, Australian National University, Canberra, 2 October 2014.

B. Hinz, ‘Renewing schooling federalism: getting the settings right’, The Conversation, 23 September 2014.

B. Hinz, ‘Hands off, Canberra: education is better off with the states’, The Conversation, 14 July 2014.

S. Glover, B. Hinz and M. Ross, ‘New approaches to persistent problems in Australia’s schools’, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, April 2014.

B. Hinz, ‘Memo to Pyne: Gonski is not going anywhere’, Crikey, Private Media Pty Ltd, 26 November 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘More independent public schools? Really?The King’s Tribune, 11 September 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘Marking the Coalition’s education policy’, Election Watch, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, 30 August 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘Binning the local government referendum was a good idea’, Election Watch, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, 7 August 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘Libs hit back with ad blitz’ and ‘Independent public schools?’, Election Watch, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, 14 July 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘Change the name by ‘Gonski’ has a future under Rudd’, The Conversation, 28 June, 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘Explainer: What is a Gonski anyway?’, The Conversation, 20 April 2013. (Republished by the Special Broadcasting Service here)

B. Hinz, ‘A single national system is no silver bullet’, The Drum Unleashed, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 April 2013.

B. Hinz; S. Davidson and C. Aulich, ‘Labor leadership challenge: experts respond’, The Conversation, 21 March 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘In mining and governing, policy made on the fly is likely to flop’, The Conversation, 19 February 2013.

B. Hinz, ‘States stoush: The Gonski reforms and the political battle ahead', The Conversation, 5 September 2012.

B. Hinz, ‘Hard headed politics: Ask the right experts and you’ll get the answers you want’, The Conversation, 15 August 2012.

M. McKew, B. Hinz & F. Sal, ‘Fixing Education Funding: Did Gonski Get It Right?’ Fabians Public Seminar, Victorian Fabians, Melbourne, 18 April 2012.

B. Hinz, ‘Ignoring – wilfully or not – the Gonski review’s conclusions', The Drum Unleashed, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 February 2012.

B. Hinz, ‘Australia’s school funding quagmire’, The King’s Tribune. January 2012, pp. 12-14.

B. Hinz, ‘The princess bride phenomenon’, The Drum Unleashed. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 May 2011.

B. Hinz, ‘The education revolution is finally here’, Federal election 2010. University of Melbourne,
11 August 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘Labor’s new education policy not that new’, The Drum Unleashed. ABC News Corporation. 4 August 2010.

B. Hinz, Speech to launch Vivendo na Australia – Living in Australia Guide, a joint project of the NewcomersNetwork and ABRISA. Melbourne Town Hall, 6 July 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘Ethnic associations, networks and the construction of Australian multiculturalism’, Economics of Networks E-Journal, Vol 2. No. 71.

B. Hinz, ‘A (funding) revolution has started?The Drum Unleashed. ABC News Corporation. 9 June 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘Australian and Canadian federalism: convergences, divergences and questions’, Guest lecture to Masters class on Canadian Federalism, Richard Simeon and Grace Skogstad (course coordinators), Toronto, University of Toronto, 25 February 2010.

B. Hinz, ‘The untold story of multiculturalism’ Guest column inMUSSE: Melbourne University Staff/Student E-news, Issue 18, September 2009.

B. Hinz, ‘Speech to Launch Many Hopes, One Dream: The Story of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria‘, ECCV Celebration Dinner, Springvale Town Hall, Springvale Victoria, 23 September 2009.

B. Hinz, ‘Public policy making and public debate: what role for young people and think tanks?’, Presentation to Left Right Think Tank, Melbourne, 31 May 2009.

B. Hinz, ‘Education, young people and the Australian political system,’ Speech to Left Right Think Tank, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 5 October 2008.

B. Hinz, ‘Corporate involvement in government schools: past, current and future trends’, Report and Presentation to the Foundation for Young Australians, Melbourne, 12 September 2008.

B. Hinz, ‘Reforming the Australian school funding system’, Presentation at Per Capita’s Annual Conference, Burunah Plains, Victoria, 9 August 2008.

 


Television

Live interview on Mitchell Institute report Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education, ABCNews24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 15 June 2017.

Live interview on Mitchell Institute report Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education, WIN, 15 June 2017.

Live panel discussion 'Showdown on school funding' on Weekend Sunrise, Channel 7, 6 May 2017.

Live interview on "Gonski 2.0" the Commonwealth Coalition's new school funding announcements, ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2 May 2017.

Educational inequalities in Australia, ABC News, ABC1, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 October 2015. (Re-broadcast on 'The Mix' on 1 November 2015.

Live interview on Mitchell Institute report Educational opportunity in Australia, Mornings, ABCNews24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 October 2015. Segment rebroadcast on 'The Drum' later that day.

Live interview on NAPLAN results and potential reforms, 7PM News Bulletin, ABC News24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 August 2015.

Live interview on NAPLAN results and implications, ABC News Early Edition, ABC News 24 and ABC News Western Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 August 2015.

Live interview ‘Does NAPLAN need an overhaul?’, ABC News Breakfast, ABC 1 & ABC News24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 28 March 2014. 

Live interview on possible revisions to the ‘Gonski’ reforms, The Drum, ABC News24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 November 2013.

Live interview on the final week of the Australian federal election campaign, Channel NewsAsia, Mediacorp, 2 September 2013.

Live interview on Australian federalism, COAG meeting and school funding reform, ABC News24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 April 2013.

Live interview on the ALP leadership spill, Channel News Asia, Mediacorp, 21 March 2013.

Live interview on the Gillard government’s response to the Gonski Review, ABC News 24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 September 2012.

Live interview on the COAG Meeting and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Sky News, Australian News Channel, 25 July 2012.

Live Interview on the COAG government and likelihood of intergovernmental cooperation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Gonski recommendations, ABC News 24, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 July 2012. (Watch a 3.5 minute clip of the interview here)

Expert guest on InsightClass struggle’, discussing the complexities and inequities of Australia’s schooling system. Broadcast 3 April 2012. Special Broadcasting Service. (Watch the episode here.)


Radio interviews

'Australia near the bottom of education rankings', PM, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 June 2017.

Live interview on Mitchell Institute report Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian education, Sydney Live with Ben Fordham, (broadcast approx 5:15pm), 2GB, 15 June 2017.

Live interview on Mitchell Institute report Counting the costs of lost opportunity in Australian educationCounting the Costs of Lost Opportunities, (broadcast approx 7:50am) 3AW, 15 June 2017.

Assessing the Coalition's school funding announcement, World Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 May 2017.

Live interview on "Gonski 2.0" and future of school policy and funding, ABC Southern Queensland / Toowoomba, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 May 2017.

Interview about school funding reform, COAG and the future of Gonski, The Spoke, 3RRR, 102.7FM, 27 September 2016.

'Early childhood attendance rates', Radio Adelaide, 101.5 FM, 21 April 2016.

Interview on Mitchell Institute Report Quality Early Education for All, PM, ABC Radio National and ABC local stations, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 20 April 2016.

Interview on Mitchell Institute Report Quality Early Education for All, Panorama, SYN 90.7 FM, 20 April 2016.

'The importance of the quality education in the early years', Drive, ABC Brisbane 612 AM, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 20 April 2016.

'New report stresses early learning isn't just babysitting', Kinderling Conversations, Kinderling Digital Radio, 20 April 2016.

Interview on Mitchell Institute Report Quality Early Education for All, Mornings with Jon Faine, ABC Melbourne 774 AM, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 20 April 2016.

'Labor's pledge to fund Gonski', Drive, ABC Sydney, 702 AM, 28 January 2016.

'Educational opportunity in Australia', Afternoons with Hillary Smale, ABC WA regional, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 November 2015.

'School drop-outs and educational inequality', Afternoons with Tom Elliott, 3AW, 26 October 2015.

'Why are so many kids not finishing Year 12?', ABC NewsRadio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 October 2015.

'Renewing federal democracy', Breakfast with Red Symons, ABC Melbourne 774AM, 9 September 2015.

'Reforming Australian federal democracy', Breakfast with Jo Printz, ABC Central Victoria, 9 September.

'How to improve schooling', Mitchell's Front Page, 94.7 The Pulse, 17 August 2015.

'Should education stay with the states?', Sunday Extra, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 16 August 2015.

Can we afford free public education?’, Life Matters, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 24 June 2015.

‘Parents who say ‘no’ to NAPLAN’, Life Matters, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 19 May 2015.

Tony Abbott backs US-style corporate schools’, Drive, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 12 June 2014.

Fresh concerns about MySchool website’, Drive, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 7 March 2014.

‘School autonomy and philanthropy policies’, ABC Darwin Afternoons with Kate O’Toole, Darwin, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 27 February 2014.

‘Religious instruction in public schools: policy changes?’, Drive with Tom Elliott, 3AW, 17 February 2014.

‘Reviewing the National Curriculum’, RN Summer Breakfast, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 10 January 2014.

Pyne’s patchwork funding model’, The Wire, 3 December 2013.

School funding: the money and the model’, Life Matters, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 December 2013.

Outsiders’, Sunday Extra, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation,  1 December 2013.

Gonski goes’, PM, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 26 November 2013.

Gonski could soon be goneThe Wire, 26 November 2013.

Live panel discussion on “Independent Public Schools”, Life Matters, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 September 2013. (Listen here)

Rudd’s new cabinet, Panorama, SYN FM, Melbourne, 2 July 2013.

School reform prospects in Victoria under Rudd and Napthine, Panorama, SYN FM, Melbourne, 28 June 2013.

Response to Commonwealth government’s budget, 4zzz Brisbane, 15 May 2013.

School funding reforms and prospects, Panorama, SYN FM, Melbourne, 24 April 2013.

Live interview on NSW signing on to the Commonwealth’s National Plan for School Improvement, Afternoons with Richard Stubbs, 774 Melbourne, 23 April 2013.

‘School funding reform and the Territory’, Live interview and panel discussions, Mix 1094 Darwin, 15 April and 17 April 2013.

‘Can Gonski survive the federal-state bunfight?’ Live panel discussion on Life Matters, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 4 March 2013. (Podcast here)

Live interview on Australian federalism, Drive, Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 October 2012.

Live interview on Gonski review and federal education policies, Drive, Newcastle 233, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 29 February 2012.

Live interview on the Princess Bride Phenomenon, Afternoons with James Valentine, Sydney 702, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 May 2011.

Interview on school funding, Drive, Newcastle 233, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 9 June 2010.

Special guest/interviewee, French Radio Program (live, national broadcast), Special Broadcasting Service,  29 June 2010; 11 September 2009; 7 July 2009; 14 August 2007; 16 August 2007; and 18 December 2007.

 

Guest blog posts (a selection)

 

'Urgent: Take a close look at the Abbott government proposals for school funding', Edu Research Matters, Australian Association for Research in Education, 17 August 2015.

 


Extended citations and reviews of my research

(not a comprehensive list) 

G. Chan, 'Education election promise crib sheet: what you need to know', The Guardian, 16 May 2016.

D. Donaldson, 'Why we gave up on federalism reform (this time)', The Mandarin, 5 May 2016.

B. Henebery, 'Principals respond to controversial report', The Educator, 20 August 2015.

D. Donaldson, 'All power to the states: Keep out the Commonwealth to fix education', The Mandarin, 19 August 2015.

A. Mailalo, 'States should take full control over schools', Education Review, 18 August 2015.

B. Hiatt, 'Canberra told to butt out of schools', The West Australian, 17 August 2015.

B. Preiss, ‘More than dollars at stake in education funding‘, The Age (syndicated in other Fairfax papers), 3 December 2013.

B. Preiss, ‘Coalition’s triple backflip on schools‘, The Age, 2 December 2013.

P. Asselin, ‘Un senat sans peur des electionsLe Soleil, 28 October 2013.

B. Caldwell and J. Spinks, The self-transforming school, Oxford, Routledge, 2013.

J. Topsfield, ‘Going it alone: independent public schools‘, The Age, 12 August 2013.

J. Sloan, ‘Education’s ominous national plan headed for disaster‘, The Australian, 15 July 2013.

S. Creagh, ‘Rudd’s new cabinet: the experts respond‘, The Conversation, 1 July 2013.

T. Moore, ‘Queensland should benefit from Gonski boost‘, Brisbane Times, 15 May 2013.

B. Counihan, F. Gallardo & S. Creagh, NSW Backs Gillard’s Gonski schools plan, The Conversation, 23 April 2013.

M. Langfield, ‘Many Hopes, One Dream: The Story of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’ by Bronwyn Hinz’, Victorian Historical Journal, Vol 83, Issue 1, June 2011.

M. Shubert, ‘Lessons learnedNational Times (opinion section of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald), 4 March 2012.

S. Dropulich, ‘Strength in Diversity’ Voice, vol.5, No.6, 12 October – 9 November 2009.

M. Randall, ‘Ethnic history to the foreThe Journal, 28 September 2009.