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11 May 2010

Our water ways for UK

22 April 2010

Facing up to economic reality in a climate of fear

Fear of losing what we have is a primal human emotion. When making the tough choices on tariff reform, we feared that the jobs lost would never be replaced. We need not have worried.

27 January 2010

There’s a better way of school appraisal

In Australia, a large percentage of students only reach minimum standards of literacy and numeracy. These students are spread throughout Australia’s school education systems; there are few schools that do not have poor performing students who would benefit from improved education. Despite decades of increasing expenditure, student performance has stagnated. We have a moral imperative to improve the performance of the 30% of year 9 students who have progressed to only the very basic elements of writing literacy.