After weeks of enforced bipartisanship, politicians are chafing at political lockdown. And some unions have never bothered with it.
They are essential workers but they're left high and dry under the government's $130 billion safety net and as long as permanent jobs remain a pipedream.
Australia is breathing a little easier as successful coronavirus measures continue to work, but there are deepening divisions everywhere.
Good morning, early birds. Labor's resources spokesman is urging the party to adopt the government's 2030 emissions reduction targets, and homes are destroyed as fires rage through NSW and Queensland. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
There's no shortage of innovative, smart and dedicated teachers. The real question is, why do these people want to leave the industry?
Crikey readers discuss the state of teaching in Australia and the crises of the private health insurance industry.
Five concerned teachers explain why Labor's plan to increase the required ATAR to study teaching is not just wrongheaded, but regressive.
Laming has attempted to resolve his Facebook fight over the summer about teachers' pay and working hours by blaming unions.
The media has been full of complaints about poor-quality teachers. But does the answer really lie in choosing teachers with better academic marks? Teacher Chris Fotinopoulos is not convinced.