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Should Australians need a licence to parent?

Parental licensing has long been mulled over by academic philosophers and political scientists, but a social work researcher says the idea is fraught with problems. James Cook University’s Dr Frank Ainsworth reviewed international studies on parental licensing – the idea ...

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Knox claims ‘gold standard’ after charge

An exclusive Sydney boys’ school insists it has the “gold standard for protection” of students after one of its teachers was charged with possessing child pornography. Detectives were called to Knox Grammar School at Wahroonga on Monday afternoon after “a ...

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Key education issues in the media: expert responds

    Teacher performance-linked pay, teacher performance generally and student achievement – these are three issues that are never far from the headlines. But are the debates founded on sound evidence or merely the thought bubbles of politicians and populist ...

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