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Is the Setka stoush distracting from the real fight?

Is the Setka stoush distracting from the real fight?

Crikey readers discuss the John Setka Labor stoush, Ken Wyatt's leadership and the role of education in the election.

Please, sir, I want more funding for public schools

Please, sir, I want more funding for public schools

The public school classroom has become a site of perpetual material malfunction and deprivation. Meanwhile, private schools are putting on productions of Oliver Twist in $47 million theatres.

Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

Labor has lured a desperate Coalition onto its battleground

By aiming the budget at a list of political problems, the government has begun the election campaign fighting on Labor's preferred battleground of health, education and low income earners.

Plibersek’s pledge to raise the teaching ATAR is nonsense

Plibersek’s pledge to raise the teaching ATAR is nonsense

Five concerned teachers explain why Labor's plan to increase the required ATAR to study teaching is not just wrongheaded, but regressive.

Morrison’s LGBTIQ obsession still hurting his government

Morrison’s LGBTIQ obsession still hurting his government

Scott Morrison promised to remove the legal capacity for discrimination against LGBTIQ students. But his own hang-ups, and the myth of religious freedom being under threat, means he'll break that commitment.

Scott Morrison is up against a long tradition of teen protest

Scott Morrison is up against a long tradition of teen protest

Climate change isn’t the only issue where students have lashed out against bipartisan inaction.

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

This is not how you fix an ‘immigration problem’

Immigration isn't merely about turning a tap of people on and off — it's an intersection of multiple policy failures across all three levels of government.

Nothing to see here: inside the Ramsay Centre’s proposed curriculum

Nothing to see here: inside the Ramsay Centre’s proposed curriculum

Debate around the proposed Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation seems endless, but does its intended curriculum even hold water?

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Australia’s immigration: just the facts

Some basic data on overseas-born Australians shows they're healthier, older and better educated than locally-born Australians.

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

Is it time for Australian states to step up on asylum seeker support?

The cruelty of the federal government's immigration services is well-established, but what's happening in the states and territories? This is the focus of a new report out today.