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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.

13 November 2009

A minimum price for carbon will save us money

In finalising the design of Australia’s carbon trading scheme, two challenges are emerging. First, we need to keep the lights on, particularly if demand for electricity continues to increase. Second, the carbon trading scheme will increase government debt.

13 November 2009

Minimum price for carbon