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Authors for children recognised

The best books for children published this year have been recognised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The ‘Children’s Book of the Year 2010’ awards, presented last Friday by Governor-General Quentin Bryce, have been running in Australia since 1946. ...

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Education hot topic online

Climate change, education and immigration are the top three political issues Australians seek on the internet, new research reveals. The research tracked online searches by Australians on political issues between 8 May and 14 August this year. Climate change came ...

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A low act

Children who survived Black Saturday have become victims yet again as thieves keep targeting schools in bushfire-affected areas. Six desktop computers valued at more than $7000 were stolen earlier this week from Marysville Primary School, which was rebuilt and opened ...

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Sending a message

An autism awareness group founded by parents will receive $300,000 from the NSW Government to make a film to educate school children about the disorder. The grant is part of a $1 million package to boost services in the state ...

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Mining tax should go to schools: Greens

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown wants Labor's original proposal for a 40 per cent resource super profits tax revived so the extra revenue can fund $2 billion in public-school programs. "The Greens support the mining super profits tax as originally ...

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$200 million for teacher rewards: Liberals

Teachers, technology and trade training have been added recently to the education policies of the federal Opposition. Opposition leader Tony Abbott, campaigning in Victoria last Friday, said a coalition government would establish a $200 million reward fund to recognise and ...

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Election special: Head to Head

By Dr Kevin Donnelly Director of Education Standards Institute and author of ‘Australia’s Education Revolution: How Kevin Rudd Won and Lost the Education Wars’ If there is one issue that best illustrates why a Coalition government would be better than ...

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Labor wins in student election

The results are in, and the Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been returned to power. Well, not quite. But that's what would happen if Australian teenagers were to decide the outcome of the 2010 federal election, ...

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Eat your greens

Children are being encouraged to explore a “rainbow” of fruit and vegetables in a bid to improve the diet of young Australian. Avocado growers on Tuesday launched a national resources kit for early childhood educators to encourage better eating among ...

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