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School, uni students march against Adani coal mine

Thousands of people have protested Indian mining giant Adani’s plans to dig a new thermal coal mine in Queensland and have called on state and federal governments as well as the federal opposition to stop it going ahead. Protesters marched ...

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Minister flags national curriculum review

The national curriculum needs to be decluttered and simplified to help Australian students excel, the education minister says. Dan Tehan has flagged a review of the curriculum, which could see revamped learning goals for Australian schoolchildren. “What I’m hearing from ...

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Abbott: pay remote area teachers more, waive uni debts

Tony Abbott has recommended boosting pay and conditions for teachers in remote areas, including waiving university debts, to improve the quality of indigenous education. The former prime minister also suggests deducting fines imposed on parents for breaking truancy rules from ...

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USYD tops NSW, ACT student preferences

Another university application data dump, another Go8 domination. The University of Sydney has once again led first and total preliminary preferences among NSW and ACT domestic undergraduate university applicants. Also (per the previous year) UNSW, UTS, WSU, Macquarie and UON followed. USYD slightly ...

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Preschoolers sip cleaner instead of juice

A preschool in the US state of Hawaii is taking a closer look at its snack policy after three children took sips of a household cleaner. Officials say a classroom assistant at a Honolulu preschool mistook Pine-Sol for apple juice. ...

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Schools close amid catastrophic Queensland fires

Queensland this week closed 37 schools and five childhood centres and warned parents to collect their kids, with some of them urged to go straight to an evacuation centre as catastrophic conditions fan more than 130 wildfires around the state. Premier ...

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