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Australia the unlucky country for 1 in 6 kids

In 2013, across Australia, 70,000 children faced the prospect of sleeping rough. One in six struggled with daily existence, living below the poverty line. These are just two conclusions from a new report, released to commemorate 25 years since Australia’s ratification ...

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$138,000 in grants for disadvantaged kids

More than a hundred grants worth a total of $138,000 have been awarded for the less fortunate children throughout Australia and New Zealand. Barnardos Australia and OfficeMax have announced the latest round of Max e Grants, the program that enables ...

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Public schools serve disadvantaged: AEU

A report commissioned by the Australian Education Union has shown that public schools serve a growing number of disadvantaged students. By Aileen Macalintal According to the report, The social make-up of schools, “Government schools enroll around 64 per cent of ...

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Disadvantage affecting school completion rates

Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds are less likely to encourage their children to finish high school. About 60 per cent of children from low-SES households in Australia currently complete high school, while 90 per cent of students from ...

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