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SA school attack just ‘chatter’: lawyer

An alleged conspiracy between two teenagers to attack a South Australian school with guns and explosives was little more than “idle chatter” between two “moody” youths, a court has been told. The pair, aged 16 and 19, appeared before Adelaide ...

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Catholic schools seek funding clarity

Malcolm Turnbull is set to meet with three Catholic archbishops amid concerns about the future of school funding. The prime minister is expected to sit down with Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president and Brisbane Archbishop Mark ...

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States called on to back mandatory sport in schools

The Federal Government is pushing to make sport mandatory across Australian schools. Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie told Sky News that just like numeracy, reading and writing, physical literacy is an important part of holistic education. “We know that [Australian ...

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UK minister pushes for school social media lessons

Young children should start learning how to recognise the dangers of social media from the age of four years, Britain’s Education Secretary Damian Hinds says. Draft guidelines are set to be released in the UK providing a framework for schools ...

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Shorts now OK for every Queensland schoolgirl

All Queensland school girls will have the choice to wear shorts or pants at state schools from next year following an overhaul of uniform policy. State Education Minister Grace Grace on Sunday repeated an announcement initially made in March that ...

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