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Advocates call for funding to keep kids in school

Child advocates have called on the federal government for $10 million to fund a national rollout of a program to stop kids dropping out of school. Save the Children has pointed to the recent Productivity Commission mental health report, which ...

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Mobile phones banned at WA public schools

Mobile phone use will be banned during school hours at West Australian public schools from next year, with the state government saying it will reduce distraction from studies and encourage face-to-face social interaction. Students will also be prohibited from using ...

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Law reform body hits pause on anti-discrimination inquiry

The Morrison government has torpedoed an independent inquiry into the impact of anti-discrimination laws on faith-based schools and organisations. The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) was part-way through a review into religious exemptions in anti-discrimination laws. It had conducted several consultations and ...

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Psychology expert dresses down school uniform policies

Make school uniform rules uniform. That’s the call from an associate professor in psychology. Flinders University’s Sarah Cohen-Woods says efforts to provide students of all genders with comfortable and practical uniforms are being hampered by differing legislative requirements around Australia. ...

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