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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Gonski Review adds clarity to an outdated funding scheme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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