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Labor pledges $6m commitment to Safe Schools

A Labor government would commit to financing the Safe Schools Coalition by allocating an additional $6 million to the program, in contrast to the government’s decision to cut off the scheme’s funding when its current budget allocation expires next year. A ...

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‘Sound Storm’ game helps kids fight hearing issue

Some parents may now want their kids playing more video games. Well one game anyway. The federally funded National Acoustics Laboratory (NAL) has developed "Sound Storm", a game app that it says improves the listening ability of children with spatial processing disorder. ...

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Refugee advocates lobbying for student loan changes

One of the leaders behind a program mentoring high school students from refugee backgrounds is marking this year’s World Refugee Week by calling for those on temporary protection visas and asylum seekers to be eligible for federal government assistance to meet ...

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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan

In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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