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Jump in COVID cases expected
ABC News, 18 Dec 2020
NSWThe number of coronavirus cases in the Northern Beaches area of NSW jumped to 17 overnight but announcement of a significant further rise is expected at 11.00am today.
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Bullet UPDATE: NSW outbreak grows to 28 cases (ABC News, 11.15am, 18 Dec 2020)
Bullet UPDATE: Northern Beaches cluster grows by 13  (ABC News, 19 Dec 2020)


Helping struggling students
The Conversation (opinion) , 17 Dec 2020
Students being assisted (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Five evidence-based ways teachers can help struggling students are presented by four Monash University academics.


Biden presidency confirmed
ABC News, 15 Dec 2020
Joe Biden (Image: BBC, Getty)US electoral college voting has passed the threshold of 270 votes necessary for Joe Biden to be declared President.


Tas devil on track to survive
The Conversation (opinion by Hamish McCallum and Austin H. Patton), 11 Dec 2020
TAsmanian devil (Image: The Conversation, Alecia Carter)
Genomic testing shows that the Tasmanian devil population now appears likely to survive the facial tumour disease, scientists say. However, reintroducing current captive devils could derail this projected successful recovery.


Little evidence for phone bans
The Conversation (opinion by Marilyn Campbell and Amanda Third), 10 Dec 2020
Selfie pair (Image: Daily Mail)Evidence that banning the use of mobile phones in schools improves student outcomes is lacking or misinterpreted, two academics say.


Fourth COVID case
ABC News, 10 Dec 2020
CoronavirusA man who is part of the family of yesterday's three Tasmanian quarantine COVID cases has also tested positive for the virus.


Hobart CBD COVID testing clinic moves
Tas Govt media release, 9 Dec 2020
CoronavirusThe COVID testing clinic currently located at Princes Wharf in the Salamanca area of Hobart will be relocated to the old Webster car park near the corner of Argyle and Melville streets from Sunday 20 December 2020.


Three COVID cases in Tasmania
ABC News, 9 Dec 2020
CoronavirusA woman and two children under 10 have tested positive for the coronavirus while being held in quarantine at the Best Western Hotel in Hobart.


Aussie kids improve in science and maths
The Conversation (opinion by Sue Thompson), 9 Dec 2020
ScienceThe performance of Australian children in maths and science has improved relative to the performance of students in other countries, a TIMMS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) survey shows.

No more school banking in Vic
The Conversation (opinion by Catherine Attard), 4 Dec 2020
CBAVictoria will ban all school banking-related financial literacy schemes from 2021 such as the Commonwealth Bank's Dollarmites program.


Abuse inquiry portal online
Tas Govt media release, 2 Dec 2020
JusticeA special portal will facilitate the lodging of submissions for the Tasmanian government's 2021 Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is investigating responses to allegations of abuse within Tasmanian government agencies.
The portal can also be used for submissions to existing inquiries.

Bullet Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (website), Department of Justice, Tas Govt
Bullet Statement by Premier, 23 Nov 2020


New CEO for TasTAFE named
Tas Govt media release, 2 Dec 2020
TasTAFEGrant Dehar from Victoria has been appointed as the new CEO of TasTAFE, education minister Jeremy Rockliff announced today.


Teddy Sheean gets his just award
ABC News, 1 Dec 2020
Teddy Sheean
World War 2 seaman Teddy Sheean today posthumously was the first member of the Navy to receive the Victoria Cross.

Bullet Justice for Teddy Sheean at last, Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, 30 Nov 2020



Damaging winds on way
BoM website, 1 Dec 2020
WindWinds gusting to around 100 km/h across Tasmania, apart from the central north, are expected today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.
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