Headspace Centre coming to Knox

A Headspace Centre will be soon be opening in the old Centrelink building at Knox Ozone. This was confirmed today by the Federal Government and is the culmination of a 15 month campaign spearheaded by Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP. Mr Tudge said he was ecstatic with the decision. “I am very excited…

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Schools in Knox hold Mock Parliament

Students from St Joseph’s Primary School, Bayswater Primary School, Kent Park Primary School and Bayswater West Primary School were visited by the PEO as well as Alan Tudge to learn about how the Australian Parliament works. The PEO coordinated a mock parliament with students at each school where students were given the opportunity to participate…

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Government must step up to attract top teachers

PUBLISHED ON THE DRUM May 7, 2012 The introduction of minimum standards for teacher education courses is urgent. Entrance scores have collapsed as revealed by a government report on university offers released last week: 6.5 per cent of offers were made to students with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of below 50. A further 15 per…

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Boronia CWA celebrates its 75th birthday

The Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP, joined with members and friends of the Boronia CWA to celebrate their 75th birthday today The Boronia Branch has a long and distinguished history.  It was formed in 1937 by the wife of the Boronia Postmaster, Mrs Duffield who held a meeting of fourteen women in her home…

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Build different new bridges

The Prime Minister’s long-awaited school funding reforms outlined in the Gonski Review have been quietly shelved. The education ministers meeting last Thursday failed to endorse the reforms, with the Victorian Minister stating plainly that no substantial change will be happening anytime soon. After two years of work, it will back to the drawing board for…

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Quality teaching neglected in relentless funding focus

PUBLISHED ON THE DRUM ABC: The Prime Minister’s long-awaited school funding reforms outlined in the Gonski Review have been quietly shelved. The education ministers meeting last Thursday failed to endorse the reforms, with the Victorian Minister stating plainly that no substantial change will be happening anytime soon. After two years of work, it will back to the…

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Build different new bridges – The Australian

PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN April 12, 2012: HAVING just returned from leading a political delegation to Vietnam, I have a confession: I had no idea Australia had recently given $160 million to Vietnam for a new bridge. But then neither did the Vietnamese I met. In almost 20 meetings with senior Vietnamese leaders, Australia’s funding…

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