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Academic warns anorexia film cuts to the bone

To the Bone is rated MA15+, meaning children under the age of 15 may not legally watch, buy or hire it unless they are in the company of a parent or adult guardian. According to Deakin psychologist, associate professor Ross King, for this film ...

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Clearer ATAR system promised by 2019

Students are being promised a clearer and easier way to find out what scores they need to get into Australian university courses within the next few years. A report into admissions systems published late last year found universities were not ...

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STEM practice makes perfect

STEM is one discussion that won’t disappear from the nation’s agenda for a while and there’s good reason for it. It’s generally understood that our students are leaving school without strong enough foundations in science and mathematics, or STEM skills ...

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WA government dumps controversial Perth school plan

The WA government has bowed to public pressure and dumped plans to move Perth’s only academically selective school to a high-rise city building in favour of constructing another secondary school to ease enrolment demands. Under the plan announced during the ...

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