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Yassmin Abdel-Magied has ‘apologised profusely to [Julie Bishop] and the Australian government’ for a controversial Facebook post. http://www.yassminam.com

Julie Bishop keeps Abdel-Magied on Australian-Arab board

Julie Bishop has refused to sack Yassmin Abdel-Magied from the board of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations, resisting pressure from some in government ranks.
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Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding

Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding.
Andrew Giles says the strong opposition from Catholic schools to the government's education package is because they were given 'almost no notice' of the funding changes.
Scott Morrison is digging in behind the government’s changes to the way schools are funded. AAP/Lukas Coch

Catholics vow to go hard in schools fight with government

Scott Morrison has a lot on his plate ahead of Tuesday night's federal budget, including Catholic schools unhappy at how the school funding changes will affect them.
Tony Abbott said he would not flag what may or may not be said in the partyroom on schools funding. Lukas Coch/AAP

Abbott questions Turnbull’s schools plan

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull's schools plan.
The government proposes increases in the student contribution to course fees totalling 7.5%, and is lowering the first income threshold for HELP repayment. Dean Lewins/AAP

NATSEM models the impact of HELP changes

NATSEM has modelled the impact of the changes to the HELP debt repayments the government announced this week.
Malcolm Turnbull is trying to take some of the shine off Labor’s political advantage on education. Joel Carrett/AAP

Turnbull announces schools funding and a new Gonski review

The Turnbull government is seeking to seize the political initiative on schools, with a big funding injection and the appointment of David Gonski to chair a 'Gonski 2.0' review.
Malcolm Turnbull expects the second Sydney airport to inject more than $1.9 billion into the economy during construction. AAP/Lukas Coch

Government to build second Sydney airport

The federal government has confirmed it will build Sydney's second airport after the Sydney Airport Group announced it would not take up its right of first refusal to construct and operate it.
Does Japan’s moral education system leave any room for students to appreciate diversity and think critically? Ajari/flickr

From bakery to wagashiya: a textbook case of ‘moral education’ in Japan

The changes required of a textbook that referred to a bakery – an “inappropriate” form of Japanese culture – illustrate how the system falls short of its goals of deliberative and critical education.
Scott Morrison said the Productivity Commission had been asked to inquire into the impact of the current system of horizontal fiscal equalisation. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

GST carve-up to be examined by the Productivity Commission

The government has ordered the Productivity Commission to review how the GST revenue is sliced up.
Malcolm Turnbull has left the decision on Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s place on the council for Australian-Arab relations with Julie Bishop. AAP/Lukas Coch

Malcolm Turnbull leaves Julie Bishop in the hot seat in Abdel-Magied affair

Malcolm Turnbull engaged in an unedifying cop-out when questioned about the Yassmin Abdel-Magied affair on Friday. Quizzed by 3AW’s Neil Mitchell, Turnbull described her Anzac Day Facebook post – “Lest…

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