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AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Make truth-telling part of curriculum
SBS, 27 Sep 202
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Anthony AlbaneseAwareness 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.

 

CYBERSECURITY
Is apology from Optus hacker?
ABC News, 27 Sep 202
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OptusA 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.

Bullet What you should know, The Conversation (opinion), 28 Sep 2022

 

WORLD NEWS
Xi coup rumours questioned
techarp.com, 25 Sep 202
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Xi Jingping (Image: techarp.com)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 coup.
Bullet The truth behind the false Xi coup rumours, firstpost.com, 26 Sep 2022

 

SPORT
Geelong win Grand Final
ABC News, 24 Sep 202
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Geelong Cats
The Geelong Cats easily defeated the Sydney Swans to take out this year's AFL Grand Final at the MCG.

 

 

CYBERSECURITY
Personal data hacked at Optus
ABC News, 22 Sep 202
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OptusThe 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.
Bullet ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) advice on Optus incident

 

CORONAVIRUS
No need to book for COVID clinics
Tas Govt media release, 21 Sep 202
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COVID maskPCR testing at COVID clinics at Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport will not require people to book first from this Saturday, 24 September.

 

INDUSTRIAL ACTION
Schools closed till after 10.30, parents told
DoE website, 21 Sep 202
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Industrial action signTasmanian government 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.

 

WHALE STRANDINGS
Massive west coast whale stranding
ABC News, 21 Sep 202
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Whale stranding (Image: DNRET, ABC)

About 230 whales have been stranded near Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast. About half of them are still believed to be alive.

 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
AEU stop-work next Wednesday
AEU (Tas) website, 19 Sep 202
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Industrial action signGovernment teachers in Tasmania will hold two-hour stop-work meetings on Wednesday next week.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE
Addressing climate change is so easy
The Conversation (opinion by Wesley Morgan), 13 Sep 202
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Electricity pylon (Image: Kelly Barnes/AAP, The Conversation)Just ten policies to promote renewable energy and reduce emissions will enable Australia to achieve climate change prevention glory, a researcher says.
The policies focus on:
1. New electricity transmission infrastructure.
2. Boosting storage.

3. Upskilling workers.
4. A National Energy Transition Authority.
5. Stringent fuel efficiency standards.

6. Ditching diesel.
7. Tightening construction codes.
8. Action by big polluters.
9. Withdrawing fossil fuel subsidies.
10. A national climate and energy investment plan.

 

DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH
Mourning holiday announced
ABC News, 11 Sep 202
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Queen Elizabeth (Image: BBC)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.

Bullet Charles III now King of Australia, ABC News, 11 Sep 2022

 

THE MONARCHY
What will Charles III be like?
The Conversation (opinion by Jess Carniel), 9 Sep 202
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Prince Charles (Image: The Conversation, Kirsty Wigglesworth/AAP)As King Charles lacks the strong popular support his mother had, his accession may prompt more republican debates, an academic suggests.

 

WORLD NEWS
Queen Elizabeth dies
ABC News, 9 Sep 202
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Queen Elizabeth (Image: BBC)Queen Elizabeth the Second, Britain's longest-serving monarch, has died at the age of 96.
Prince Charles has become King.
Bullet The Queen's long relationship with Australia, The Conversation (opinion by Giselle Bastin), 9 Sep 2022
Bullet What are the consequences for Australia?, The Conversation (opinion by Anne Twomey), 9 Sep 2022

 

INTEREST RATES
Fourth 0.5% interest rate rise
ABC News, 6 Sep 202
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Per cent signThe Reserve Bank has raised the cash rate for the fifth consecutive month, from 1.85 per cent to 2.35 per cent. This is the fourth 0.5 per cent rise in a row.

 

NAPLAN
NAPLAN fears
The Conversation (opinion by Jessica Holloway), 6 Sep 202
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NAPLANParents need to be careful about what they say and don't say to their children about NAPLAN tests and results, a researcher says.

 

UK POLITICS
Liz Truss wins UK PM race
BBC News, 5 Sep 202
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Liz Truss (Image: BBC)Liz Truss has beaten Rishi Sunak to become Britain's new Prime Minister, replacing Boris Johnson.

 

CORONAVIRUS
Numbers keep falling
Tas Govt coronavirus website, 5 Sep 202
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Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)We are tantalisingly close to the number of daily new coronavirus cases in Tasmania falling below 100, with 101 being recorded since yesterday.
Bullet UPDATE: The number of daily new cases reported today (Tuesday) is higher at 198. (Tas Govt media release, 6 Sep 2022.)

 

TASMANIAN SCHOOLS
Southern Support School redeveloped
Tas Govt media release, 1 Sep 202
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RedevelopmentThe Southern Support School's $8.25 million redevelopment has been completed, education minister Roger Jaensch has announced.

 

 

 

 

 

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