They should both help more talented and hard working students and help struggling students meet the standard. Talented hard working students should never be limited. I think the change has to first happen on a societal level. I don't think australians in general care about education beyond a simple pass mark. Education needs to be taken more seriously, I also find that in some other countries intellectual topics are discussed at the table or by the water cooler more often than in australia. People should have an intrest in academic pursuits. The government will generally try to give people what they want in education but unfortunately people don't know what they want from an education system. Alot of people here are more concerned with sport or socialising to even care about education. Im not saying that we should have a robotic south korean system, but if people gave priority to education (which it should have as the future of humanity is dependant on things like science and engineering) then we would be heading in the right direction.