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Rundle: Hanson's autistic kids comments reveal a truth no one wants to talk about

Rundle: Hanson's autistic kids comments reveal a truth no one wants to talk about

Guy RundleJun 23, 201756 Comments

That some teachers have to devote most of their attention to children with serious behaviour management issues is hardly news to anyone with a child in school, but there’s a curious veil of silence drawn across it.

Hanson's lock 'em up disability strategy two decades old

Hanson's lock 'em up disability strategy two decades old

Bernard KeaneJun 22, 201720 Comments

Pauline Hanson has long regarded Australians with disabilities as a problem for the rest of us, an old document shows.

The government gives, and gives, and gives, to get a Gonski

The government gives, and gives, and gives, to get a Gonski

Bernard KeaneJun 22, 201715 Comments

The purists and rent-seekers won't like it but the Turnbull government has produced a decent economic reform with its Gonski victory in the Senate.

LEAKED: memo from the PM on securing One Nation support for Gonski 2.0

LEAKED: memo from the PM on securing One Nation support for Gonski 2.0

CrikeyJun 22, 20173 Comments

Under a deal made with Hanson's One Nation, the revised Gonski legislation will ban boys from attending school between the ages of four and 18, at Malcolm Roberts' request.

The ex-MPs sent out to spruik for the Catholic schools

The ex-MPs sent out to spruik for the Catholic schools

Josh TaylorJun 21, 20178 Comments

Catholic schools, like all industry stakeholders, know that sometimes the best way to get a message across to politicians is to use former politicians.

Turnbull searches for someone to surrender to on Gonski

Turnbull searches for someone to surrender to on Gonski

Bernard KeaneJun 20, 201715 Comments

The government needs to wrap up its Gonski package this week or face a difficult winter as internal recriminations build.

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast ...

Australia is a high-tax country with a spending problem? Not so fast ...

Warwick SmithJun 14, 20172 Comments

Memo to the Coalition: Australians want the government to spend more, not less, on social services, writes research economist Warwick Smith.

Asian language study should be mandatory if Australia wants to flourish

Asian language study should be mandatory if Australia wants to flourish

Nick RodwayJun 7, 20171 Comment

If Australia wants to achieve strong second language proficiency, it should consider adopting a mandatory approach, says freelance writer Nick Rodway.

Labor rejects surrender, fights on for Gonski

Labor rejects surrender, fights on for Gonski

Bernard KeaneMay 26, 20179 Comments

Labor is being deeply cynical in its ongoing attacks on the government over school funding. But it's unlikely to lose it any votes.

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201713 Comments

The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.