Over the course of its history, ISQ has generated extensive research on various topics and engaged in national and state public policy debate. One such debate centred on the Federal Coalition Government’s 1997 decision to abolish Labor’s New Schools Policy. This policy had placed strict requirements on the registration of new non-state schools. The Association engaged experts to examine the implications of the policy change on the sector. The resultant report contained detailed analysis of Queensland school enrolment patterns in the independent, Catholic and state school sectors between 1991 and 1996. This analysis headlined the first edition of a new publication called AISQ Research Brief, the precursor to Briefings – a well respected ISQ publication that is now in its 22nd year.
The current premises at 96 Warren Street Spring Hill was purchased in 1997 and opened by Education Minister Bob Quinn. Pastor John Vitale, President of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Queensland Synod, performed the dedication. Sound financial management meant 96 Warren Street was debt free in 2005.