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Getting the chance to learn and develop skills in the arts can help young people thrive.

The Power of Learning the Arts

April 13, 2020

Students in schools across WA have been honing their creative skills for decades. It has a proven power to increase a child's brain function and learning ability. At America’s Princeton University,...

Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt. Image supplied from electorate office.

WA not thrilled with Indigenous funding deal

August 14, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of a boost in indigenous education funding to $46.7 million in WA has sparked criticism from the State Labor Government who said that under the current agreement, indigenous...

Experts divided on education investment

Experts divided on education investment

May 4, 2016

'Education a focus with this year's Federal Budget' is a headline that could be in the paper every year, so it comes as no great surprise to learn that last night's 2016 Budget will impact Australia’s...

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The young parent

May 4, 2016

Name: Ally Tucek Age: 25 years old Occupation: Postgraduate student broadcaster How will the budget affect you: I'm concerned about whether the parenting payment and family tax benefits will de...

The joy of graduation doesn't have to be overshadowed by job hunting stress

The insider’s guide to life after graduation

October 27, 2015

Graduation is both an exciting and terrifying experience. On one hand, no more assignments or exams. Yay! On the other, it's time to find a real career and embrace adulthood. Not-so-yay. Graduate...

Computer coding a 'well-rounded life skills set'

Push to introduce coding skills for children

September 24, 2015

Newly elected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called for the Australia of the future "to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative" — and for many academics that has been a...

Healthy sleep should be considered the third pillar of good help, says Prof Rajaratnam

Call for sleep classes to be added to schools

June 3, 2015

Health experts are calling for an end to the ‘sleep deprivation cult’ and for tailored sleep education messages to be delivered to workplaces and schools, as well as to the wider population. Sleep...

Do the pros to the NAPLAN test outweigh the cons?

Does NAPLAN pass the test?

May 25, 2015

With the NAPLAN test wrapping up its eighth year of testing,discussions have reignited as to whether the standardised test is worth the time and the estimated $100 million of taxpayer money it costs annually. Monash...

UWA rejects government funding sparking a political debate

UWA rejects government funding sparking a political debate

May 12, 2015

The University of Western Australia has announced it will be handing back the Federal Governments allocated $4 million grant that was funded to establish an Australian Consensus Centre on its campus. There...

Government to crackdown on overseas HECS debts

Government to crackdown on overseas HECS debts

May 8, 2015

Australian graduates working overseas for longer than six months will be forced to repay their student loans according to new laws set out under the 2015 Budget. The measures were announced by Education...

UWA has come under attack for endorsing climate action opponent Dr Bjorn Lomborg

UWA still under fire for climate change contrarian Bjorn Lomborg

April 28, 2015

The University of Western Australia continues to come under fire after well-known adversary to climate action Dr Bjorn Lomborg secured a four-year deal to establish a policy research centre in the university's...

TAFE cuts force WA apprentices to go over east

TAFE cuts force WA apprentices to go over east

March 30, 2015

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has warned that cuts to TAFE courses will be detrimental to jobs in WA. There are five key trades that are getting cut in Western Australia: car trimming, furniture polishing,...

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