Strong winds tonight
website, 24 Mar 2019
Damaging winds gusting to about 90-100km/h are expected
from around midnight tonight (Sunday) and into the early hours
of Monday, and possibly agin on Monday evening...
ABC News, 24 Mar 2019
The Liberal government of NSW
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has won a third term, albeit possibly
in minority, making her the first female NSW Premier to win an
Latest election results (ABC)
Sue Neill-Fraser granted appeal
ABC News, 21 Mar 2019
Sue Neill-Fraser, who was
sentenced to 24 years for murdering her partner, has been
allowed to appeal her murder conviction...
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Blue-ringed octopus in Tas
ABC News, 21 Mar 2019
Deadly blue-ringed octopus have been recently sighted at
beaches in Devonport, Wynyard, Bellerive Bluff and Margate...
STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Teens watching violent footage
The Conversation (opinion by Rachael Sharman), 19 Mar 2019
There are some appropriate things teachers and
parents can do if they find teenagers watching internet videos
of violent events, a psychology lecturer says...
Metro bus disruption on Thursday
Metro website, 19 Mar 2019
Severe disruption to Metro bus services in the
Greater Hobart area this Thursday, 21 March, will occur to
enable a stop-work meeting to be held...
Details of bus services
affected (Metro Tas)
Kingston High open
Kingston High Facebook page, 19 Mar 2019
Kingston High School wil be open
as usual today, following a fire last night in a separate
community-use building on the school site...
Teachers lodge counter offer
AEU (Tas) website, 18 Mar 2019
The AEU has given the Premier,
Will Hodgman, one week to respond to its wage negotiation
counter offer which includes a 3 per cent wage rise and improved
conditions such as caps on class sizes...
BBC News, 17 Mar 2019
Police say there was only
one shooter at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, where
50 people were killed...
NZ mosque shootings
ABC News, 15 Mar 2019
Police have apprehended three
men and one woman after murderous shooting rampages at two
mosques in Christchurch, New
Zealand, in which 49 people were killed.
An offender livestreamed the incident on Facebook, using a
One of the offenders is an Australian...
ABC News, 14 Mar 2019
Five cases of the mosquito-borne disease Barmah Forest virus,
which is carried by the same mosquitoes that spread the Ross
River virus, have been detected on Tasmania's east coast...
BBC News, 14 Mar 2019
media giant Facebook today underwent its most
Instagram and WhatsApp were
All three websites appeared to be working
again at 2.05pm today...
Show respect for Tas teachers
TasLabor website, 14 Mar 2019
minister Jeremy Rockliff needs to depart from the hardline wage
negotiation approach being pursued by Treasurer Peter Gutwein
and not ask teachers to take a pay cut in real terms, Opposition
education spokesperson Josh Willie says...
Public shaming claim
SMH, 13 Mar 2019
A Sydney primary school gave
bags of popcorn to those students whose parents were not in debt
to the school, leading to claims of 'public shaming of children'...
Tas Govt media release, 13 Mar 2019
An additional 69 teachers
commenced in government schools this year as part of the state
government's program to add 250 new teachers and 80 teacher
aides over the next six years...
ABC News, 13 Mar 2019
Cardinal George Pell has
received a six-year jail sentence for historic sex abuse, with a
non-parole period of 3 years 8 months...
Modified Brexit deal agreed
ABC News, 12 Mar 2019
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
has secured an improved deal with the EU that addresses the
Irish border issue...
UK Parliament rejects the modified deal,
ABC News, 13 May 2019
MPs vote to reject the idea of leaving the EU without a deal,
14 Mar 2019L
Google Classroom concerns
ABC News, 8 Mar 2019
Some parents are concerned that doing homework on
the online Google Classroom platform was too early for younger
students and could lead to a decline in handwriting skills...
Unions reject revised pay offer
ABC News, 8 Mar 2019
Public sector unions have
rejected the government's pay offer rising to 2.5 per cent and
accompanying loss of conditions.
Teachers will be consulted
during the next week over the next step in the dispute, AEU
state president Helen Richardson says...
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