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The definition of insanity

Colleen Harkin

September 11, 2023

Class Action recently gained ABC News attention for its free lesson plans for schools on the Voice referendum.  Although most students will not have a vote on this issue of the referendum, all will be exposed to arguments and campaigns for and against through the media, and in many cases in their own homes.
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NAPLAN Results Offer Proof: Australia’s Education System Is Failing

Colleen Harkin

August 29, 2023

If any more evidence were needed that the way we educate our children needs reform, last week’s NAPLAN results are proof… urgent action is needed.
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Canberra Isn’t Listening To Indigenous Voices On Remote Education

Colleen Harkin

August 17, 2023

Government’s decision to spend upwards of $380 million to conduct the referendum for the Voice to Parliament…while cutting funding to remote schools serving Indigenous communities.
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Is It WHAT You Say? Or HOW You Say It?

Colleen Harkin

August 11, 2023

Universities have been put on notice to ensure that teacher training courses focus on the science of learning, teaching children literacy and numeracy, and keeping classrooms under control. Those that fail to meet the new standards risk losing funding or full accreditation for their courses.
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The Voice: What Australian Children Need To Know

Colleen Harkin

June 26, 2023

With the passing of the referendum bill through the Senate, it is now official: a referendum will be held this year to ask Australians whether they want to change the Constitution to insert a new body into our governing structure, an Indigenous-only Voice to Parliament and the Executive.
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Ignoring Australia’s achievements

Colleen Harkin

May 19, 2023

Recently, I found myself glued to the television watching history in the making: the coronation of King Charles III. No one does pomp and pageantry better than the British, but it was the solemn parts of the ceremony that filled me with curious pride and gratitude for Australia’s British heritage.
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