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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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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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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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Schools must broaden drug policy: Academic

Australian schools have been told to broaden their drug education programs as research shows how many teens are experimenting with anabolic steroids. A major survey conducted in secondary schools has found 2.4 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds ...

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Gas heaters being replaced in NSW

The NSW government has released a list of 101 schools that will have un-flued gas heaters replaced by next winter, at a cost of $15 million. But a group campaigning on the issue has turned up the heat on ministers, ...

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