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Jewel Topsfield has been named Fairfax's new Indonesia correspondent. Most recently, she was education editor at The Age. She was formerly the deputy editor of the National Times and spent three years in the Press Gallery in Canberra. Jewel has been a journalist with The Age since 2004.
Jewel Topsfield Australian Embassy representatives have been told to go Nusakambangan - the death island where drug-smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are being held.
Jewel Topsfield, Amilia Rosa and Chloe Booker A 54-year-old Melbourne woman was found dead after complaining of difficulty breathing.
Jewel Topsfield Former Indonesia president Megawati Sukarnoputri reportedly tells current president Joko Widodo not to grant clemency to those on death row.
Jewel Topsfield A judicial review into the condemned Bali Nine members filed on Friday would not stop executions proceeding, according to a spokesman for Indonesian Attorney-General H.M Prasetyo.
Tom Allard and Jewel Topsfield Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Indonesian president Joko Widodo to show mercy to ✓Myuran Sukumaran, who faces death by firing squad after his appeal for clemency was rejected by the...
Jewel Topsfield Education Editor EXCLUSIVE
Jewel Topsfield Victorian school communities are bracing themselves for the loss of secular student welfare officers, whose funding has been cut.
Jewel Topsfield and Matthew Knott The Abbott government's controversial review of the national curriculum has failed to reignite the culture wars as expected with its recommendations receiving widespread support across the country.
Jewel Topsfield When right-wing ideologue Kevin Donnelly was appointed to co-chair a review of the national curriculum many braced themselves for a re-ignition of the culture wars.
Jewel Topsfield Schools are not devoting sufficient time to literacy and numeracy in the early years of primary school because the national curriculum is too overcrowded, according to a review released today.
Jewel Topsfield Australian schools will become more socially segregated because schools receive more money if they have a concentration of disadvantaged students, according to the body that represents independent...
Jewel Topsfield Victims and their families can feel totally helpless. But some schools are trialling a new approach to combat bullying.
Jewel Topsfield These days, it is common for Victorian primary schools to pair preps with older pupils as part of the anti-bullying Better Buddies program. One Melbourne school has taken it a step further.
Jewel Topsfield My partner of 17 years is puking into a Crumpler bag in the back of a cab. I am irritated with him; this stomach bug is jeopardising my dinner plans.
Jewel Topsfield Dealing with dyslexia is an educational struggle, not just in the classroom, but with sceptics in the system.
Jewel Topsfield, Josephine Tovey The Coalition has moved to derail agreements with hold-out states on school funding by pledging to match Labor's offer ''dollar for dollar'' without forcing them to contribute money or cede any...
Jewel Topsfield The Federal Coalition has moved to derail agreements with hold-out states on school funding by pledging to match Labor's offer "dollar for dollar" without forcing them to contribute money or cede...
Jewel Topsfield Victoria and Commonwealth miss third consecutive deadline to reach reform agreement.
Jewel Topsfield The long-held government belief that increasing competition between schools by publishing NAPLAN results on the My School website will improve performance is a myth, according to research by the...
Jewel Topsfield, Daniel Hurst Catholic education no closer to a deal on school funding reforms despite PM welcoming progress made in 'negotiating a new approach', according to the Melbourne Catholic Education Office.