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Should this year’s HSC be scrapped in NSW?

With the announcement that the NSW lockdown has been extended for four more weeks and continually rising COVID-19 cases in the greater Sydney area, this years' HSC has been thrown further into chaos. Alongside the lockdown announcement, Premier Gladys Berejiklian ...

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TikTok’s concerning video trend

School‐aged children are being exposed to an increasing number of vaping and e‐cigarette videos on TikTok, prompting calls for more regulation of the social media platform. University of Queensland researchers analysed more than 800 videos featuring the modern smoking practice. ...

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Almost half of Tasmanians ‘functionally illiterate’

Almost 50 per cent of Tasmania’s population is functionally illiterate, a parliamentary committee heard on Tuesday. Tasmanians are believed to be disproportionately affected by illiteracy due to intergenerational and regional disadvantage, as well as lower education attainment among young Tasmanians. ...

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