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LITERACY
All should teach literacy
The Conversation (opinion by Margaret Kristin Merga), 13 Jun 202
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LiteracyNot enough schools have a whole-of-school literacy policy despite the Australian Curriculum listing literacy as a general capability, the author of a forthcoming book on the matter says.

 

WEATHER ALERT
More damaging winds
BoM website, 10 Jun 2022
WindMore winds gusting to over 100 km/h are expected over most of Tasmania from late tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
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DIGITAL LITERACY
Protect kids' digital rights
The Conversation (opinion), 10 Jun 2022
Students at computers (Image: Shutterstock, The Conversation)

Australian laws and school policies need to be ramped up to protect students' digital rights such as data privacy when they use software and websites, three digital technologies academics say.

 

INTEREST RATES
Interest rate rises again
ABC News, 7 Jun 202
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Per cent signThe Reserve Bank has raised the cash rate from 0.35 per cent to 0.85 per cent, a rise of 0.5 per cent which is higher than most economists had predicted.

 

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS
Liberal Shadows announced
ABC News, 5 Jun 202
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Peter DuttonFederal Opposition leader Peter Dutton has announced the Liberal Shadow Ministry.
Alan TudgeDot Former education minister Alan Tudge is the Opposition's education spokesperson.
Dot Angie Bell has the early childhood education and youth portfolio.
Dot Nationals member Andrew Gee has regional education.

 

TASMANIAN BUDGET
Safeguarding Children funding questioned
AEU website, 3 Jun 202
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AEUThe State Budget's Safeguarding Children initiatives are based on redirected funding rather than new funding, AEU Tasmanian president David Genford says.
Bullet Additional funding for Safeguarding Children is being provided, Roger Jaensch, Minister for Education and Youth, 4 Jun 2022

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
Include cooperative education in the curriculum
The Conversation (opinion by Gregory Patmore), 3 Jun 202
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Australian CurriculumSchools and universities need to teach cooperation and the skills to run organisations and communities democratically, an academic says.

 

 

TASMANIAN POLITICS
Greens release Alternative Budget
Tas Greens website, 1 Jun 202
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Cassy O'ConnorThe Alternative Budget announced by Greens leader Cassie O'Connor includes provision for a Quality Guarantee for Learners, free tutorials for struggling students and a review of the school funding model.
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AUSTRALIAN POLITICS
Ministry sworn in as majority hits 77
ABC News, 1 Jun 202
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Anthony Albanese (Image: ABC News)The new Albanese ministry was sworn in this morning.
Last night's projection of a 77-seat majority means that the government will be able to nominate its own Speaker as well as maintain a working majority of 76 members.

 

 

 

 

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