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Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Australia’s youngest senator wants 16-year-olds to do something they’ve never done before: vote. “For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues they care about,” Jordon Steele-John, a 23-year-old West Australian Greens representative, told parliament ...

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Teen career uncertainty mostly negative

Much has been made of the inadequacy of careers advice in schools. Regardless, some young people simply know what they want to do for a living earlier than others. Erin, from Bondi in Sydney’s east, knew she wanted to be a ...

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‘Downward spiral’ in STEM can be stopped: ACER

STEM has been an educational buzzword for so long, some have begun to question its validity. Nonetheless, the STEM crisis persists. Last week, an Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) report, Challenges in STEM Learning in Australian Schools, posed three possible solutions ...

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Budget 2018: Government walks the Gonski talk

As expected, the 2018 Budget has delivered cash for the latest education reforms, the most notable of which is Gonski 2.0. The plan will see schools receive an additional $24.5 billion over the next 10 years, on a needs basis. While Gonski ...

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