In February 1987 the 'Better Schools Report' was released in Western Australia. It provided the blueprint for a radical restructuring of the state education system based on the principles of administrative decentralization devolution of authority, and corporate management, The proposed changes were designed to make schools more self-determining, They were also intended to make the delivery of education more responsive, flexible, and accountable. To those ends, the Ministry of Education's central office was streamlined, the nine regional offices were replaced by twenty nine district offices, principals were given responsibility for recommending the permanency of all new teachers, and a process was set in motion to provide schools progressively with consolidated cash grants for purchasing goods and services at their own discretion.
Chadbourne, Rod and Quin, Rod
"Has Restructuring Left High School Teachers Professionally Stranded?,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol14/iss2/2