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Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated

Tears in assembly as push for school violence inquiry defeated

The education minister wept as she apologised to families affected by violence who had gathered in the chamber but pushed back against an inquiry.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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Minister orders investigation into Canberra school over violence
Child safety

Minister orders investigation into Canberra school over violence

The minister defended her record on school violence amid revelations that complaints had been made about violence at a Canberra school for more than a year.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Children at Canberra school afraid to go to class amid violence
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Canberra

Children at Canberra school afraid to go to class amid violence

At least one child has been hospitalised after more than a year of dangerous incidents at the school and parents say things are only getting worse.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'In the firing line': What is missing in ACT's school violence plan
Schools

'In the firing line': What is missing in ACT's school violence plan

Expert's recommendations to scrap the ACT government's reporting portal and review staffing levels have not been followed.

  • by Sherryn Groch
ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
Analysis
Analysis

ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Canberra's socioeconomic advantage has long masked the true state of its school system. We asked experts why our schools lag behind.

  • by Sherryn Groch
'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence
Workplace safety

'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence

On average, six teachers report violence in Canberra classrooms every day, and some say their pleas for help are still going unheeded.

  • by Sherryn Groch
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ACT government to release long-awaited housing plan on Monday
ACT government

ACT government to release long-awaited housing plan on Monday

Under the plan, 151 dwellings will be offered to community housing providers through an open tender process.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct
Child abuse

Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct

A teacher accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a student sparked the first investigation by the ombudsman into the territory's reportable conduct scheme.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Number of teachers on leave due to violence, bullying triples in ACT
Workplace

Number of teachers on leave due to violence, bullying triples in ACT

WorkSafe has now taken action against the ACT government for failing to protect teachers from violence.

  • by Sherryn Groch
WorkSafe launches action against ACT government over school assaults
Workplace safety

WorkSafe launches action against ACT government over school assaults

A pregnant support worker was punched repeatedly in the stomach by a student, a teacher was hospitalised and another was left in harm's way for months.

  • by Sherryn Groch
ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years
Canberra

ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years

Public housing advocates have previously cited concerns the level of demand may be much greater than estimated.

  • by Daniel Burdon