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Opinion

Australian sportspeople’s Twitter tirades set worrying example for Australia’s youth

No Comments 24 September 2014

In light of a recent Twitter feud between Shane Warne and Adam Goodes, it has become apparent that Australia’s sportspeople are not exactly sure how to utilise social media to their own advantage. They need to learn how to cater for their main audience: young people. An impressionable group of our society, according to Nielsen […]

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Opinion

Grandmaster Schapelle and a lot of vacant seats: A student’s perspective on GAT 2014

No Comments 25 June 2014

On Wednesday June 11, I was one of 40,000 Victorian senior school students to sit the three-hour long General Achievement Test, known as the GAT. Containing 70 multiple choice questions and two writing tasks, the GAT aims to examine students’ general knowledge and skills in a variety of areas: written communication, mathematics, science, technology, humanities, […]

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Opinion

Schools should value a commitment to secular education

No Comments 26 March 2014

Imagine being told that you were going to barrack for Collingwood at school each week, and if it didn’t suit you could read a book during that class. In our Tiger-mad household there would be uproar. This is similar to the ongoing discussions for many households throughout Australia, only the topic is whether religious education […]

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News, Opinion

Time to put vitriol behind us

1 Comment 25 May 2012

The furore surrounding embattled Labor-turned-independent MP Craig Thomson has engulfed Australia’s political debate for weeks now. It is time to move on and let the courts deal with allegations raised against him.   In case you missed it, the scandal goes like this. Craig Thomson was National Secretary of the Health Services Union (HSU) before […]

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Opinion

Gonski Review adds clarity to an outdated funding scheme

No Comments 08 March 2012

Australia needs to “improve its international standing by arresting the decline that has been witnessed over the past decade”, according to a Gonski report finding. Gonski is highlighting exactly why Australian students require a better schooling standard both in curriculum and funding.   It is Australia’s falling ranking in education performance — for example, in […]

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