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Moonah kinder opened
Tas Govt media release, 25 Feb 2021
Southern TasmaniaA new $1.4 million kindergarten has been opened at Moonah Primary School by the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff.


More on consent, please
The Conversation (opinion by Jacqueline Hendriks), 23 Feb 2021
RelationshipsA student petition urges schools to provide students with more help on the concept of consent in personal relationships.
Bullet Mexican program gets it right, The Conversation (opinion by Shelly Makleff), 10 Mar 2021
Bullet Risky topics backlash fear, The Conversation (opinion by Sharon O'Mara and Kirsty Duncanson), 2 Apr 2021


Facebook blocks news sites
ABC News, 18 Feb 2021
FacebookFacebook has blocked Australian news Facebook sites plus a number of others such as the Bureau of Meteorology Facebook site in an escalation of its dispute with the Australian government and major news organisations.


Vic lockdown
ABC News, 12 Feb 2021
VVictoriaictoria will undergo a statewide five-day lockdown commencing at 11.59pm tonight as a result of the outbreak of the fast-spreading UK strain of the coronavirus at the Holiday Inn.
Bullet UPDATE 12 Feb 2021: Tasmania's premier Peter Gutwein has announced a short-term closure of Tasmania's border with Victoria (Tas Govt media release).


Phone ban working
ABC News, 5 Feb 2021
Mobiole phone teenLast year's policy of banning mobile phone use by students in schools has been successful, it seems.


Flash floods to hit North
BoM website, 4 Feb 2021
Rain (Image: weather.com)
Heavy rainfall and flash flooding are expected to hit the northern half of Tasmania on Friday afternoon.

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Power outages
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Bullet The Mercury website


Students return
Tas Govt media release, 3 Feb 2021
Jeremy RockliffIn welcoming students back for a new year of learning, the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff, has outlined the government's new education policies to be implemented in 2021.


Tas spends most for worst
TasLabor media release, 2 Feb 2021
Josh WillieTasmania spends the most per student but retention and attainment rates remain below average, Opposition education spokesperson Josh Willie says.



New Labor Shadow Cabinet
TasLabor media release, 1 Feb 2021
Rebecca WhiteOpposition leader Rebecca White has announced Labor's new Shadow Cabinet.
The education-related spokespersons are:

- Josh Willie for education and early years, and youth affairs
- Sarah Lovell for child safety
- Michelle O'Byrne (Deputy Leader) for TAFE, university and skills






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