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Education Reform: Forget Gonski look at Finland.

  Firstly the Gonski Review should be congratulated for adopting a needs based approach to education, to enhance disadvantaged students’ ability in achieving a fundamentally sound and equitable education. The Gonski Review largely focuses on education funding, and stops there; it is  not the answer to fixing our education system, and nor should it be […]

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London riots

  The riots in England are both shocking and concerning in their scale and duration. Particularly as England is democratic and developed nation. The unrest highlights the multiple areas of social dysfunction; which is evident in English and other modern societies of today. Culture: Youth today are brought up in a culture that glorifies violence, […]

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Mental Health

  The Gillard government pre-election commitment of $277 million to tackle suicide prevention is a welcome announcement, though only addresses the immediate need for suicide prevention of 12,500 people are at risk annually. It falls far short of the mark of health care needs of a significant proportion of our community. To postpone additional measures […]

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Nation Building – infrastructure – Building Education Revolution

  Public spending must be done effectively and always represent good value for the money spent. Like any long term debit, the money repaid with interest: can represent two or three times the original debit. Whilst public spending during the global financial crisis was undertaken by governments to maintain employment and avoid a recession; there […]

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Education – Character Building

  Most, if not all religions or spiritual philosophies, extol the virtues of developing honesty and morality as character traits. Whether, as an antidote to avoiding the temptation of the lesser character traits, or as a stepping stone for developing a positive individual, or a peaceful, or positive mind. There are great benefits in developing […]

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Education – General

  Education occurs in many varied settings: in the home, classroom, media and many social settings. Good social policy is mindful of the character of the individual, which is developed through participation in social experiences. Likewise it is the character of its individuals which make up society. Good character building should be central in the […]

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