How parents can prepare for the cost of education in Australia

March 30, 2023

Education is a vital investment in your child’s future, but it can also be a significant financial burden for those who are unprepared. One study shows that although a large majority of Australian parents believe that education plays a significant...[Read More]

Most expensive city for education revealed

January 25, 2023

Australia’s most liveable city is now also the most expensive for public school education. As more families tighten their belts due to inflation, the cost of education is soaring with some parents to spend upwards of $100,000 just to send their...[Read More]

Helping kids with living expenses

January 12, 2023

There’s a family event of sorts that gives parents mixed feelings of sadness, apprehension and relief — and children a lot of excitement: when a child leaves the proverbial nest. Now, this can happen early during your child’s teenage years or...[Read More]

Ardern to give Harvard Commencement speech

February 16, 2022

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give this year’s Commencement Address at Harvard University in May. Ms Ardern has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university and will travel to Massachusetts in a few months in...[Read More]

Aus parents’ $20.3b school expenses bill

January 13, 2022

Greta Stonehouse (Australian Associated Press)   Australian parents can expect to pay a collective $20.3 billion this year on all school expenses, according to new data research. A report from the comparison website Finder found supplies...[Read More]

Push to ensure schools return on time

January 12, 2022

Paul Osborne and Dominic Giannini (Australian Associated Press)   The two biggest states have backed a federal push for schools to reopen in a coordinated way across the country. Queensland has moved to delay the start of the school term by a...[Read More]

‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year

November 3, 2021

John Besley (Press Association)   Oxford Languages, data specialists and overseers of the Oxford English Dictionary, have declared ‘vax’ their word of the year for 2021. In announcing the publication of its latest language report,...[Read More]

Young Australians share their COVID fears

July 28, 2021

Emily Woods (Australian Associated Press)   Young Australians are stressed about how the pandemic has impacted their education and mental health and are concerned about ongoing isolation, a new survey has found. Mission Australia released...[Read More]

Lack of internet leaving students behind

June 24, 2020

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   New research prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the serious digital gap faced by many school students from poorer families. Internet connection was...[Read More]

Australian term 2 school dates and guidelines

April 16, 2020

William Ton (Australian Associated Press)   HOW AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL LEARN FROM TERM 2   VICTORIA Term 2: Wednesday April 15 – Friday June 26 * Government primary, secondary and special schools move to remote learning and...[Read More]

Morrison wants kids back in schools soon

April 15, 2020

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison wants to get Australia’s children back into classrooms as soon as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister says face-to-face...[Read More]

Term two goes online for school students

April 8, 2020

Daniel McCulloch (Australian Associated Press)   Most Australian students will complete term two online as the nation’s education ministers thrash out a plan for those in their final year of school. Medical experts insist schools are...[Read More]

Uptick in writing test results offers hope

February 26, 2020

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   An uptick in the quality of Australian students’ writing is giving education experts hope and underlines the value of national testing. The final results of the...[Read More]

Most uni graduates in work by three years

October 9, 2019

Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   Nine out of 10 Australian university graduates are working full-time three years after finishing their degree. The 2019 graduate outcomes survey received responses from more than 40,000 people who...[Read More]

Push for Australia-wide school phone ban

June 26, 2019

AAP Reporters(Australian Associated Press)   All Australian states and territories will be asked to ban students using mobile phone during school hours. The proposal follows Victoria’s decision to ban phones at public schools from next...[Read More]