National Literacy And Numeracy Testing

Teachers are preparing their year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students for the National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy tests which will take place around Australia from the 12th to the 19th of May. This national testing scheme was introduced last year. The idea is that it gives students, teachers and parents an objective way to compare their school’s, and …

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Hundreds of Millions Hurt By Stupidity Says Oxfam

No they didn’t. They said hundreds of millions would be hurt by climate change. It is true that lots of people are hurt each year in natural disasters. But apart from increased casualties caused by more densely concentrated populations, there is no reason to believe that there are more ‘climate’ disasters than ever before. The claim …

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Cost Of Public Transport

Queensland commuters may get free rides on trains, buses and ferries if they travel at off-peak times, says Qld Minister for Transport Rachel Nolan. This is being considered because public transport is overloaded at peak hours and under-utilised at other times. What made that news story of interest to me was that Rachel Nolan noted that the …

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UN Chief ‘Deplores’ Anti-Semitic Rant

Ban Ki Moon described Imanutjob’s speech and the subsequent walk out by the few civilised nations still at the Geneva racism conference as a “very troubling experience for me as a Secretary General.” Oh, please. Spare us. Every one of the nitwits now complaining that gosh, they had no idea Imanutjob was going to be so nasty, …

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