Help those who help themselves

The Australian AS Kevin Rudd and other Labor MPs seek a boost to the Newstart Allowance, the government appears caught between its desire to lift unemployment benefits and the fiscal realities. It’s thought poverty in this country is a need that is well understood but cannot be met in the budget. But is that right?…

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Learning goals must equal Asia’s best

Australian Financial ReviewThe Prime Minister’s Asian Century White Paper aims for our school system to be in the world’s top five by 2025, but expectations in our curriculum do not support this goal.  To reach the top, we should follow the example set by the United Kingdom and deliberately benchmark what our kids learn against…

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Massive Change Looms for Universities

Australian Financial Review,  Our higher education sector is set for a massive transformation whether we like it or not. Just as the newspaper and retailing industries are facing disruptions due to the internet, so will the education sector. It will be challenging to existing institutions but potentially hugely beneficial to Australians – if we get…

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