Four certainties in school funding

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: When Julia Gillard finally announces her new school funding policy in a few weeks time, it will be the first time in 8 years that Labor has put forward an alternative funding plan. Their last plan — Latham’s hit list in 2004 – cut the funding of dozens of schools and contributed to…

Condolence Motion for Sergeant Blaine Flower Diddams

PARLIAMENT HOUSE (CANBERRA): Mr TUDGE (ASTON) Toughest of tough soldiers, known as a hard-hitter, Special Air Service Regiment Patrol Commander, Sergeant Blaine Flower Diddams, was also a tender loving husband and father to Toni-Ann, their daughter Elle-Lou and son Henry.  He was a valued friend, who is sadly missed. His family and friends were of greatest…