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NZ schoolteachers strike in Auckland

Teachers have walked off the job in Auckland, kicking off a week of national strike action as a three-month battle over wages and work conditions tests the Labour-led government. The latest stand-off with its traditional union support base comes just ...

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South Australia signs up to schools deal

South Australia is the first state to sign up to a controversial new national deal for school funding with the federal government hoping others will follow its lead. The SA Liberal government on Monday signed up to the deal, which ...

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Off-grid, cost saving classrooms on the horizon

Solar and battery-powered classrooms are paving the way for Australian schools to be off-grid, an energy expert says. Developed by local start-up Hivve, the solar and battery system trial involving three classrooms was partly funded with a $370,000 grant from ...

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Abbott open to police in remote schools

Tony Abbott is not ruling out putting police officers in schools as he looks for ways to improve attendance and performance in remote communities. Abbott is spending the week touring South Australia in his new role as special envoy on ...

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Teens taking drastic measures to control weight

Australian teenagers as young as 14 are taking extreme measures including vomiting or taking laxatives to control their weight. A new government study found while a very small minority of mid-adolescents met the criteria for anorexia or bulimia, significant numbers ...

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