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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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Garrett joins push for Gonski changes

The Federal government is increasing the pressure on state and territory governments to move on school funding. Federal Education minister Peter Garrett joined a protest at the Sydney office of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell to demand the state government adopt ...

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