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Government bracing for damning report on alleged Special Forces’ incidents in Afghanistan

The government and the Australian Defence Force are bracing for reputational damage to the military from damning findings in an imminent report on Australian Special Forces’ behaviour in Afghanistan. The report, expected within a month, is from a long-running inquiry by Justice Paul Brereton. Earlier this year the inspector-general of

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Australian primary private schools should be fully funded by governments — but banned from charging fees

ShutterstockTo fix inequality in Australian education, governments should fully fund all non-government primary schools, according to former former NSW Education Minister and now head of the UNSW Gonski Institute, Adrian Piccoli. In an opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Piccoli suggests government funding be dependent on

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Every Victorian Year 12 student will have COVID-19 factored into their grade — we should do it for all Australian students

ShutterstockOver the weekend, Victorian Education Minister, James Merlino, announced the individual impact of COVID-19 will be taken into account for every Year 12 student in the state when calculating their VCE score and ATAR. Under usual circumstances, individual students are assessed for special consideration on a case

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