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Put politics aside, says dean

“A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” is how Charles Sturt University’s executive dean of education describes the federal government’s plans to better fund schools. But professor Toni Downes was disappointed by proposed cuts to higher education. Downes has urged state governments to put ...

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Gillard unveils Gonski funding details

Government plans to spend $9271 for every primary student, $12,193 for high school students. Prime minister Julia Gillard has finally revealed the government’s plan to overhaul education, announcing that Australian schools will receive a $14.5 billion boost in funding over ...

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Piccoli defends $1.7bn in cuts

The NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has described the move to slash funding to the state’s schools and the TAFE system as difficult but necessary. A report by the NSW government said: “The state government has had to make tough ...

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