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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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On the horizon

  It’s early days for a new federal government that’s promising more local control for primary and secondary schools. By Louis White With the change of government comes nervousness and excitement around what changes may come in educational policy and ...

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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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Independents better off under Gonski

The Association of Independent Schools in NSW has welcomed a $5 billion increase in funding to all schools in NSW over the next six years. Representatives from the AISNSW have met with officials from NSW and Australian government to discuss ...

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Contribution fees to remain voluntary

The schools contribution system will remain voluntary, following reports that it would either be increased or made compulsory. By Aileen Macalintal Western Australian education minister Peter Collier said, “The Liberal-National government will not be changing the voluntary contribution system to make ...

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Swan’s 10-year plan for education

Billions have been allocated for education reform under Gillard, but it will be the end of the decade before schools will have the full amount of funding. By Antonia Maiolo The Gillard government has locked in billions in funding for ...

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Funding our way through the maze: Opinion

Should public schools adopt the funding model of independent schools? By an anonymous parent The endless debate over school funding is fundamentally distracting the debate away from the core question in improving education in Australia; that is, do we have ...

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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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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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