Bianca Hall, Ben Grubb, Lucy Battersby Proposed laws that would allow the web and telecommunications data of all Australians to be stored for two years have been dubbed ''characteristic of a police state''.
Bianca Hall The federal government launched a bitter assault on Liberal states yesterday, saying Tuesday's state budgets that slashed education and health funding are a sign of what's to come under a federal...
Bianca Hall Children will begin to be taught sexual education by as young as seven, a Senate estimates hearing was told yesterday.
Bianca Hall THE Australian curriculum authority says it has listened to feedback from parenting and school groups, and will introduce sex education to children in grades 5 and 6, not in grade 3 and 4, as earlier...
Daniel Flitton and Bianca Hall A Tamil refugee branded a security threat by ASIO and held in detention in Melbourne has attempted to take his life.
Bianca Hall Asylum seekers began to attempt suicide within a month of being sent to Nauru, internal Department of Immigration reports reveal.
Bianca Hall First it was scones, then it was fracking, now Country Women's Association branches in the NSW and Victorian border communities are taking on the federal government's NBN plans.
Bianca Hall Analysis by Independent Economics shows that more than 2000 jobs and annual income of $194 million would be wiped out in the Murrumbidgee region alone, if the Murray-Darling Basin Plan goes ahead in...
Bianca Hall Record numbers of students from low socio-economic backgrounds are flocking to Australian universities this year, many of them the first in their families to take up tertiary education.
Bianca Hall Performance bonuses for high-performing teachers should be shelved, the Productivity Commission has recommended.
Bianca Hall Australia's 61 TAFE directors have expressed their joint alarm at ''savage'' cuts to the Victorian sector, saying the cuts highlight flaws in national agreements designed to boost enrolments.
Bianca Hall A $540 MILLION government scheme to lift numeracy and literacy rates has made no discernible difference to the performance of schools taking part, an audit of the program found.
Bianca Hall A $540 million government scheme to lift numeracy and literacy rates has made no discernible difference to the performance of schools taking part, an audit of the program found.
Bianca Hall E-learning experts are warning that speedy technological changes, and the speed with which children can access information and communities online, will soon render traditional teaching methods...