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PM shelves discrimination inquiry

Religious freedom or discrimination?

Nicholas Doyle

April 13, 2020

The Federal Government has shelved an inquiry which would have provided laws to protect LGBTIQ+ students and teachers from being expelled or fired on the grounds of religious beliefs. The inquiry was first put forward to the Australian Law Reform Commission in April last year and had a deadline of December 2020. Attorney general Christian Porter has now post...

Government’s attempt to combat radicalisation backfires

The 32-page booklet instructs teachers and school staff on how to recognise a possible extremist, along with meanings and myths on the topic.

Katherine Owers, Staff reporter

October 13, 2015

The federal government released a 'Radicalisation Awareness Kit' to schools nationwide last month, in an attempt to reduce extremism in young people. The 32-page booklet instructs teachers and school staff on how to recognise a possible extremist, along with meanings and myths on the topic. This...

Hate handwritten exams? Relief may be at hand

Hand-written exams could soon be a thing of the past and could be replaced by online examinations.

Matthew Dower, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2014

No-one likes exams but for those losing the ability to hold a pen, they are a particular pain. In an age where schooling depends almost entirely on electronic devices, hand-written exams are an oddity. Laptops and tablets are used to  take down university lectures not pads and pencils.  But as...

Clownpocalypse invades France

Clownpocalypse invades France

Jesse Morganti, Staff reporter

October 28, 2014

Panic spreads across France after a series of "clown" attacks over the past two weeks. French Police are on high alert as the new craze has led to violence. Fourteen teenagers dressed as clowns were arrested outside of a school in Southern France, all carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats. Another...

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