Australian education

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Scholarship program fails to attract NSW teachers as staff prepare to strike for first time in a decade
Only six industry professionals among intake for Teach.Maths NOW scholarship in 2020 and all but one dropped out of program

Michael McGowan

05, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Labor pledges extra university and Tafe places to help rebuild industries hit by pandemic
Anthony Albanese will unveil skills and higher education commitments worth $1.2bn at a campaign-style rally in Sydney

Katharine Murphy Political editor

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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NSW public school teachers to strike for first time in a decade as sector faces ‘perfect storm’
NSW Teachers Federation president says all options have been exhausted in negotiations with the government to address statewide staffing crisis

Caitlin Cassidy

27, Nov, 2021 @1:54 AM

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Scott Morrison says gay teachers should not be fired under religious discrimination laws
Prime minister aims to dampen criticism that bill could enable discrimination at religious schools

Paul Karp

25, Nov, 2021 @9:06 AM

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PM targeted on integrity bill in question time – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

25, Nov, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Australian universities to vie for Coalition’s $200m research funding boost
Four universities that demonstrate 'commercialisation readiness’ will receive funding for research hubs in areas including defence, space and clean energy

Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @9:04 AM

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Scott Morrison promises Senate inquiry to calm fears over religious discrimination bill
Some Coalition MPs express concerns to partyroom about impact on minority groups as PM prepares to introduce legislation

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

23, Nov, 2021 @5:29 AM

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The race to ace: how mass tutoring risks children’s mental health and entrenching inequality
Post-lockdown parental anxieties have led some to predict a boom in private tutoring, but experts say that risks stressing kids and widening the gap between rich and poor

Sarah Ayoub

21, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The church has always been in the business of shame – now it wants a law to protect its nastiness | David Marr
This religious discrimination bill is designed to let the churches be nasty: nasty to children, to employees of the faiths and nasty in the pulpit

David Marr

18, Nov, 2021 @8:23 PM

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Religious discrimination bill will override states’ equality protections, education union warns
Heavily contested legislation in current form ‘would be an extraordinary act of overreach’, equality advocate says

Paul Karp and Sarah Martin

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s universities converting as little as 1% of casual staff to permanent despite labour law change
Six months after Fair Work Act amendments, union says the move to permanent roles remains ‘abysmal across the sector’

Peter Hannam

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Michaelia Cash says no child should be suspended or expelled under religious discrimination laws
Exclusive: Attorney general asks law reform commission to help ensure children are not discriminated against in faith-based schools

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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