The Coalition want to standardised literacy and numeracy testing for students in years 1 and 12.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.
Treasurers throughout Australia’s history have used their budget role to reach out to people.
As a political speaker, either you pick your key phrases or they get picked for you.
Television in regional Australia is about to get a shake-up.
The Nine Network's partnership with Southern Cross Austereo doesn't just impact regional television. It has ramifications for media ownership, television and what counts as 'local content'.
Quickflix was the first to offer video on demand in Australia and it could be the first to fold.
Australia's first video-on-demand service, Quickflix, has appointed voluntary administrators which could see it fold, sold or absobed by the conmpetition.
‘The Coalition’s position on Gonski could change before the election.’
While Labor's policy proposals for schools are all mapped out, the Coalition has yet to specify its plans for education.
Online vs the traditional broadcaster for watching television.
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Prime-time TV audiences continue to drop as people switch over to watch online content.
A company tax cut favours large corporations at the expense of small business.
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Business groups point to a GDP stimulus from a company tax cut, but modelling shows small businesses miss out.
One in three Australian children do not attend early education for the hours needed to make a difference.
The children most likely to benefit from quality early education are the most likely to miss out. Here are five key changes the government needs to make to address this.
The education system can do more to meet the needs of individual children.
It is not a question about whether to invest in bold and meaningful education policy, but how to invest, where it is needed, and in the areas that are proven to have impact.
$4 billion of student loan debt is likely to never be repaid by 2025.
Academic experts respond to the latest report by the Parliamentary Budget Office on the impact of student loans on the budget.
The sale of the port of Fremantle, the last capital city port to be privatised, is now in limbo.
The Barnett government's plans to sell ports, including the last capital city port slated for privatisation, appear to have been torpedoed by the WA Nationals' change of heart.
Hawthorn Hawks played better than expected in 2015 and beat the West Coast Eagles in the AFL Grand Final at the MCG.
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The path to grand final victory in AFL can be paved with many wins and losses. But it's measuring how a team plays against an expected result that can help them improve.
Foxtel to compete against Telstra?
Foxtel has previously been coy about confirming speculation it is planning to launch a service that will compete with Telstra TV and Apple TV. But new chief executive Peter Tonagh has now told reporters…
Many people already use a second device when watching television, but can Netflix combine the two experiences?
Many Australians already browse the web or send emails and messages to friends while watching television. Now Netflix wants to do what others have failed to do: combine both experiences in one app.
Interest from international investors looking to take over Asciano, operator of rail company Pacific National, shows that the sector is still seen as a steady market.
International investors competing for a stake and the Federal Government's positive outlook for mining are both good signs for the largest companies in the transport sector.
All to often, true crime books have glorified male violence and reproduced crude sexist stereotypes.
The genre that brought us the writings of Mark "Chopper" Read isn't known for its impeccable gender politics. But two new books cast a critical eye on a culture of male violence.
One of Melbourne’s drinking water reservoirs at 30% capacity in 2010. At the time of writing, the dam is 60% full.
Despite its long idle, Melbourne's desalination plant plays a vital role in providing water in a drying climate.
Cycling in Newtown, Sydney.
This week the New South Wales Baird government, as part of its “Go Together” road safety campaign, launched a series of new rules and increased fines for cyclists for some on road offences. The increased…
Nine’s new online streaming service means it can reach beyond its metro boundaries, and regional broadcasters are not happy.
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
With TAFE education under a cloud, the future of VET funding is vitally important.
A leaked paper suggests that the federal government should take over funding VET courses. But it's a path we should tread with great caution.