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‘An enormous impact’

New research has shown that rugby league is having a positive impact in motivating children to read. The Rugby League Reads program, introduced in 2010, sees names like Benji Marshall, Scott Prince, Roy Asotasi and Matt Cooper feature in a ...

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Fair Trading warning over tuition

NSW Fair Trading has issued a warning to parents considering tutoring for their children to avoid being pressured into signing contracts, and to ensure that services meet their child’s needs. It comes as the body said it received 398 complaints ...

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SA targets cyber bullying

The South Australian Government wants to make it an offence to post violent or other degrading images on the internet. Attorney-General John Rau said the state's proposed legislation, to be introduced this year, would be the first of its kind ...

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Disturbing picture of childcare emerges

An alarmingly high number of childcare services are failing to meet basic hygiene, safety and education standards, the latest snapshot of the sector shows. The group overseeing childcare accreditation in Australia has released statistics on the number of services that ...

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Showing teachers count

Local communities are invited to nominate inspirational and excellent teachers for the 2011 National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) program. Supported by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG), the NEiTA 2011 ASG Inspirational Teaching Awards has adopted the theme, Teachers Count, ...

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Good fences make good neighbours

With the upcoming budget on May 10, the Federal Government arguably has a pivotal opportunity to both remedy a policy mistake of the past and bolster Australia’s economic prospects for the future. It could reduce racism and ignorance, produce a ...

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Slicing the pie

The last time there was a comprehensive examination into how the Commonwealth invested in schools, the flat-rate annual payment for a non-government primary pupil was $35 and for secondary students, the lofty sum of $50. That was the early 1970s, ...

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Rural fund opens

Residents in regional Australia can now apply for a share in $1 billion to build essential structures like bridges and childcare centres in their area. Applications to access the Regional Development Australia Fund open late last week, with project allocations ...

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