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Teacher spared jail for sex with pupil

A former Perth school teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old boy is otherwise of "impeccable character" and not a predator, a judge says. The 37-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in June last year ...

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Berries eaten in Vic cooking class

Berries linked to a nationwide hepatitis A food scare were consumed by Victorian Year 7 students after using them to make smoothies during a cooking class. The berries were used in the food technology class in Ballarat Secondary College, the ...

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Teacher’s claim settled out of court

A woman who suffered permanent brain damage after being hit by a car while walking with her newborn baby has settled her bid for damages out of court. Emma De Silva irrecoverably changed when she was hit by Bryce James ...

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Auditor damning on childcare wages fund

Labor ministers and their advisers should have known a grants program to give money to some childcare workers was going to run out quickly, according to an audit. The audit of the Early Years Quality Fund is damning of the ...

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Injured teacher seeking damages in court

Emma DeSilva was once an A-grade squash player who had dreams of having more children and becoming principal of the school where she taught. But she was hit by a car while with her newborn baby in Sydney in 2011 ...

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Students take charge

More than 500 students around the country are being urged to seize control of their schools. It’s all part of a nationwide program offering them the chance to walk in a principal’s shoes. Student Principal for a Day, organised by ...

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Qld school’s class size as small as it gets

Like the principals of many schools in small rural and regional communities, Charmaine Wilson is used to her student population ebbing and flowing. But perhaps unlike most other principals, when Wilson marked her role call sheet on the first day ...

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Opinion: the case for diversity in ATARs

There is endless discussion over university entry scores and their significance. In particular, there are often quite heated arguments in the media over perceived lowering of standards resulting from the enrolment of students with low ATARs. Such is the case ...

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Baird dangles $1bn schools upgrade

NSW premier Mike Baird is promising to spend a billion dollars to give the state's schools a facelift if voters support his controversial plan to partially privatise the state's electricity assets. Baird is taking his poles and wires plan to the ...

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