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Tell us your policies: principals

With just weeks to go until polling day on 21 August, principals are asking each of the main political parties to set out their education policies. The Australian Primary Principals Association, which represents government, Catholic and independent sectors, has written ...

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Full disclosure?

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised to release the report into the Building the Education Revolution (BER) before election day if it is ready in time. The former education minister presided over the government’s $16.2 billion BER scheme before becoming ...

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Teens link alcohol to physical violence

The chair of a parliamentary committee examining youth violence has defended not making a single recommendation on alcohol abuse. The committee's report, ‘Avoid the Harm – Stay Calm’, was launched at Parliament House last Friday. It found while young people ...

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More child mental health funding needed

A coalition of mental health advocates is calling for greater funding for services for children, as a national debate into overall support for people with mental illnesses continues. Convenor of the Children's Mental Health Coalition Professor Louise Newman today said ...

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We’ll create trade cadetships: Gillard

A re-elected Labor government will introduce a new national trade cadetships program, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced. The $3 million program would enable vocational education and training to be recognised at school and count towards future qualifications. Gillard said ...

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Bullying linked to criminal behaviour

Classroom bullies can grow up to be criminals while their victims become depressed for years after their schoolyard fights, new research claims. While the long-term impact of bullying has been largely assumed, Australian researchers have, for the first time, proven ...

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Creating a common language

Five-year-old Hal's ADHD makes it hard for him to make friends but in just seven weeks of play intervention his social skills have noticeably improved. He is one of seven children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to complete a recent play-based ...

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