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Trial to get more teachers to NSW regions

A trial program targeting NSW regional schools with the worst teacher shortages will start in term one next year. NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said it was the second pilot program designed to bring more teachers to regional NSW. "It ...

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Pre-budget push for more childcare funding

Early education advocates are urging the Morrison government to prioritise childcare funding in its forthcoming budget. Thrive by Five argues that doing so will set families and the economy up to emerge from the pandemic in better shape. Group chief ...

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COVID-19: NSW to relax school, sport restrictions

The NSW Government will relax restrictions around weddings, school and community sport after the state announced its third day without community transmission of coronavirus. Only one case was diagnosed up to 8pm on Wednesday – a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. As ...

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Experts see light at end of virus tunnel

Health experts say there is light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel as Australia recorded its lowest daily rise in new infections in over three months. There were 16 new infections reported on Monday – 11 in Victoria, four ...

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Universities want proposed reforms changed

Australia's top universities are shaking their heads at the federal government's proposed reforms, saying they will lead to lower quality education. Group of Eight chair Margaret Gardner says the changes need "significant amendments". "We would have preferred a longer and ...

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