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LGBTIQ issues take centre stage at schools

To celebrate the start of the 2016 school year in Victoria, the Australian Education Union (Vic/Tas) hosted its first forum dedicated to LGBTIQ issues facing students, teachers and other staff in the public system on Saturday, February 6. The forum ...

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Victorian law firm releases child protection tools

A Victorian law firm has released a toolkit to help schools prevent institutionalised child abuse. The Victorian Government recently introduced a suite of changes to ensure child safety. This includes strengthening the regulatory role of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications ...

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‘Mixed’ report card for Closing the Gap

Progress on meeting the stated goals of the Closing the Gap initiative has been mixed, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today in a speech. The PM praised Indigenous leaders and the other major parties for their collaborative approach to the ...

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Rising trend: schools could soon mark Sydney skyline

Schools could soon become a prominent feature in Sydney's skyline, the architects of the city’s newest high-rise school have argued. Parramatta’s upcoming 14-storey Arthur Phillip High School, with its adjoining Parramatta Public School, is the figurehead of the NSW Education ...

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USYD’s Nadim tears into federal deradicalisation plan

A University of Sydney expert has launched a scathing attack on a federal government schools deradicalisation program that seeks to follow New South Wales' example. In a joint announcement this week, federal education minister Simon Birmingham and federal justice minister Michael ...

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Teaching degrees are uni cash cows: Dinham

Teaching degrees are used by universities as a cash cow and this can partially explain startling teacher attrition rates, an expert has said. Recent research from the Australian National University has shown that 30 to 50 per cent of teachers ...

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