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Gillard slams Opposition education policy

Parents will be disappointed by shadow treasurer Joe Hockey's plan to shelve key government education programs, education minister Julia Gillard has said. The opposition on Wednesday announced plans to deliver $46 billion in budget cuts, including ditching the government's teacher ...

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Gas heaters pose no danger to kids: Keneally

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has denied that gas heaters without flues pose a health risk to children, despite the state's education department halting their installation in public schools. The NSW government has stopped installing the heaters as it awaits completion ...

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Early development data released

Parents will now have access to data that details how young children in their community are faring in key developmental areas. The Australian Early Development Index, released by the government on Tuesday, will also allow national comparisons to be made. ...

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NAPLAN cheat claims will be investigated

Queensland's education authorities have launched an investigation into claims of students cheating on national numeracy and literacy tests at two Brisbane schools. Education minister Julia Gillard says accusations that cheating occurred during the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) ...

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Students lose out under new retail award

Two sacked Victorian high school students have appeared before the industrial tribunal to challenge an award that makes it illegal for retailers to give workers short shifts. Leticia Harrison and Matthew Spencer were among six teenagers who lost their jobs ...

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State government admits to BER complaints

Although the South Australian government won't detail complaints about the school stimulus program, it has admitted they do exist. The federal government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) scheme has come under investigation after reports of rorting. The SA opposition has ...

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