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26 August 2015

The Victorian Government will no longer allow special religious education—known elsewhere in Australia as scripture—to be taught during lesson time in the state’s public primary schools.

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20 August 2015

Jennifer Nedelsky calls for deliberation on her proposal to completely rebalance the challenges of employment, life, family and care. Her idea; that everybody (and she does mean everybody) engage in both paid part-time work and unpaid part-time care.

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16 August 2015

The mixed and overlapping responsibilities of Australia's education system makes it one of the most complicated in the world.

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14 August 2015

Citizen science has an important role to play in the advancement of global knowledge.

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13 August 2015

Crowdsourcing in policymaking is becoming a more common method for civic engagement and knowledge search, and it is used both by local and national governments.

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12 August 2015

What makes a good national flag? That's the question the Flag Consideration Panel in New Zealand is currently trying to answer, as the country edges closer to settling on a new national emblem.

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6 August 2015

Generally watchdog agencies only draw public attention when they show someone up: corrupt behaviour by a government official, a waste of public money or maladministration. Less dramatic but just as important is another side of the agencies’ work: monitoring and improving standards and processes.

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5 August 2015

Mental illness carries enormous emotional and social costs for individuals and communities. But what about its broader impact on the economy?

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30 July 2015

A review of Australia's welfare system by Patrick McClure proposed New Zealand's 'investment approach' to welfare.

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30 July 2015

Even after a lifetime of experience, there are still questions that need to be asked about the sexual health and practices of older people. Dr Bianca Fileborn is asking those questions.

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