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Financial barriers stand between refugees, education

Refugees on temporary visas and about 29,000 asylum seekers may miss out on education because they are ineligible for government aid to help meet the substantial financial costs. To go to university, refugees on Temporary Protection Visas and asylum seekers must pay full ...

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A gaming voyage into Tasmania’s colonial history

Children will navigate Tasmania’s colonial history through a new educational game developed by the Australian National Museum of Natural History. The Voyage puts children in the shoes of a convict ship’s surgeon superintendent, sailing from London to Van Diemen’s Land ...

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Water fountains aim for healthier teeth

A pilot project for school water is out to brighten smiles. The University of Sydney’s Healthy Teeth project, beginning in New South Wales in Term 1 next year, will aim to improve the dental health of Aboriginal schoolchildren. Filtered, chilled water fountains will ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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