Legana construction in sight
Tas Govt media release, 1 Oct 2022
With early works nearing
completion, tenders to construct the new Legana Primary
School building have been called.
Teaching of students is
expected from the start of 2025.
Super department commences
Tas Govt media release, 1 Oct 2022
Education minister Roger
Jaensch has announced that a new Department for
Education, Children and Young People commenced on 1
- public education
- child safety
- youth justice
- out of home care
- child and family learning centres
commenced yesterday (Sunday)
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Isolation to be dropped
ABC News, 30 Sep 2022
COVID isolation will end on Friday 14 October in a
controversial move that has split the medical experts.
Dropping isolation is harmful,
The Conversation (opinion), 30 Sep 2022
NAPLAN moves to March
NAPLAN website [pdf], 29 Sep 2022
The NAPLAN website has
published a list of new dates for 2023, the most significant
of which concern the change of NAPLAN testing from May to
Auditor-General reports on education reforms
Tas Audit Office media release [pdf], 29 Sep 2022
The Auditor-General, Rod
Whitehead, says the current government's reforms since 2014
lacked detailed planning but he acknowledged there had been
improvements in access, retention and attainment.
Improving outcomes, Tas Govt
media release, 29 Sep 2022
Call for reduced workloads
ABC News, 28 Sep 2022
Stop-work meetings of
teachers around Tasmania this morning called for reduced
workloads, more resources and a better pay offer from the
Greens stand in solidarity,
Cassy O'Connor, Greens leader, 28 Sep 2022
Make truth-telling part of curriculum
SBS, 27 Sep 2022
Awareness of the suffering
of Australia's Indigenous people, facilitated by
truth-telling, should be part of Australia's national
curriculum, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.
Is apology from Optus hacker?
ABC News, 27 Sep 2022
A person claiming to be the Optus hacker has
apologised to Optus, and has claimed that the downloaded
data has now been deleted. However, 10,000 data sets had
already been released.
What you should know, The Conversation
(opinion), 28 Sep 2022
Xi coup rumours questioned
techarp.com, 25 Sep 2022
Rumours that China's
President Xi has been arrested in a coup are puzzling
analysts who note there is a lack of the kind of
corroborating evidence one would normally expect during a
The truth behind the false Xi coup rumours,
firstpost.com, 26 Sep 2022
Geelong win Grand Final
ABC News, 24 Sep 2022
The Geelong Cats easily defeated the Sydney Swans to take
out this year's AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
Personal data hacked at Optus
ABC News, 22 Sep 2022
The personal data of about nine million current
and former Optus customers has been hacked. The potentially
stolen data includes dates of birth, email addresses, driver
licence numbers and passport numbers.
ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) advice
on Optus incident
No need to book for COVID clinics
Tas Govt media release, 21 Sep 2022
PCR testing at COVID
clinics at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport will not
require people to book first from this Saturday, 24
Schools closed till after 10.30, parents told
DoE website, 21 Sep 2022
schools will be closed on Wednesday 28 September "until
after 10.30am", the DoE says.
Parents are asked to have
students arrive at 10.30am, although there will be no change
to bus timetables.
Massive west coast whale stranding
ABC News, 21 Sep 2022
About 230 whales have been stranded near Macquarie
Harbour on Tasmania's west coast. About half of them are
still believed to be alive.
AEU stop-work next Wednesday
AEU (Tas) website, 19 Sep 2022
Government teachers in
Tasmania will hold two-hour stop-work meetings on Wednesday
Addressing climate change is so easy
The Conversation (opinion by Wesley Morgan), 13 Sep 2022
Just ten policies to
promote renewable energy and reduce emissions will enable
Australia to achieve climate change prevention glory, a
The policies focus on:
electricity transmission infrastructure.
3. Upskilling workers.
A National Energy Transition Authority.
5. Stringent fuel
6. Ditching diesel.
Tightening construction codes.
8. Action by big
9. Withdrawing fossil fuel subsidies.
national climate and energy investment plan.
DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
Mourning holiday announced
ABC News, 11 Sep 2022
The Prime Minister, Anthony
Albanese, has announced that Thursday 22 September
2022 will be a one-off public holiday as
Australia's official day of mourning for the late Queen.
Charles III now King of Australia,
ABC News, 11 Sep 2022
What will Charles III be like?
The Conversation (opinion by Jess Carniel), 9 Sep 2022
As King Charles lacks the strong popular support his mother
had, his accession may prompt more republican debates, an
Queen Elizabeth dies
ABC News, 9 Sep 2022
Elizabeth the Second, Britain's longest-serving monarch, has
died at the age of 96.
Prince Charles has become King.
The Queen's long relationship with Australia,
The Conversation (opinion by Giselle Bastin), 9 Sep 2022
What are the consequences for Australia?, The
Conversation (opinion by Anne Twomey), 9 Sep 2022
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Classroom discussion on the invasion of Ukraine
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Have COVID? When to see your doctor
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