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13 March 2013
NSW has understood that better students are made by better teachers. Other states should get with the program.
1 March 2013
The Victorian government is in the process of developing a new metropolitan strategy to manage growth in Melbourne over the next 30 to 40 years. If it is to be successful the strategy will have create the conditions for residents to negotiate change in their own neighbourhoods as more dwellings of diverse types are built in established suburbs.
26 February 2013
Stephen Duckett explains the latest battle between the Commonwealth and the states over hospital funding.
23 February 2013
Australia is wasting scarce funds on reducing class sizes. It is time to focus on teachers’ classroom skills.
11 February 2013
It has never been easier to get into an Australian university. But the effect on standards is far from clear.
2 February 2013
Many federal interventions in school education are damaging much-needed reform.
1 February 2013
Removing the obstacles to female workforce participation would give women more choices, and boost the size of the economy by up to $25 billion a year.
1 February 2013
The Commonwealth has summarily cut $400 million from state health budgets. No wonder states are crying foul.
22 January 2013
Health courses offer the best guarantee of a professional job, writes Andrew Norton
17 January 2013
Recent heatwaves and bushfires have had people worried about their property, life and health – but one thing they haven’t had to worry about is electricity supply failing during summer peak demand.