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UQ scientists help inspire school science teachers

A University of Queensland workshop has helped regional teachers from 15 regional Queensland high schools become better at teaching science by linking them with university researchers. These teachers took part in a week-long research program in which they worked with ...

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Queensland council’s fluoride removal ‘misguided’

Queensland's government is facing calls to make water fluoridation mandatory after another council decided to remove fluoride from its supply. Mackay is the latest council in the state to make the controversial choice, with councillors voting 6–5 in favour. It came ...

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TV series lets deaf children tune in

Mentoring organisation for the deaf, Hear For You, states that each year, about 500 children are born with hearing problems, and about 20,000 Australian children have some form of hearing loss. Enter Sally and Possum, the country’s first educational television show ...

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My First Speech contest puts winners before Parliament

A suite of well-publicised maiden speeches was just delivered in federal Parliament. Now, our nation’s politicians will sit through another round – this time from high-schoolers. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tony Smith, has called on secondary school students ...

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