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Qld Greens push for free school meals

The Queensland Greens have unveiled a plan to fund free school meals across the state with money raised from proposed increases to mining royalties. Greens MP Michael Berkman said all primary schools and secondary schools will provide free breakfasts and ...

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Budget 2020-21: the sector reacts

Public schools have been dubbed one of the losers in the government’s 2020-21 Budget. Private schools will have their funding grow by 25.6 per cent over the next three years, to $16.1 billion by 2023/24. But public schools will only ...

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The value and power of student agency

Student agency, or agency in its broadest terms, is about the individual knowing and understanding that they have the capacity of free will. Free will brings with it the power of self-motivation and choice. This power of choice brings with ...

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Trial to get more teachers to NSW regions

A trial program targeting NSW regional schools with the worst teacher shortages will start in term one next year. NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said it was the second pilot program designed to bring more teachers to regional NSW. "It ...

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Pre-budget push for more childcare funding

Early education advocates are urging the Morrison government to prioritise childcare funding in its forthcoming budget. Thrive by Five argues that doing so will set families and the economy up to emerge from the pandemic in better shape. Group chief ...

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COVID-19: NSW to relax school, sport restrictions

The NSW Government will relax restrictions around weddings, school and community sport after the state announced its third day without community transmission of coronavirus. Only one case was diagnosed up to 8pm on Wednesday – a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. As ...

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