Teachers report on writes and wrongs of their uni education

New graduates about to enter WA’s primary school classrooms have claimed they are not being equipped with the skills they need to teach reading properly. A newly qualified teacher felt so strongly that she has written an open letter to universities saying many trainee teachers — and their future students …

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The fun’s over for Mark McGowan as Huawei woes grow

Premier Mark McGowan has had plenty of fun in Parliament dismissing security concerns about his Government’s decision to award Chinese telco giant Huawei a $136 million rail communications contract. He cracked gags about the Chinese People’s Liberation Army wanting to run espionage operations from Rockingham and pondered if Liberal MPs …

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Labor’s not for turning on franking credit tax axe

Labor is “not for turning” on its contentious negative gearing and franking credit policies, says Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, as Labor prepares to deliver its opening economic salvo of the election campaign. Faced with a sustained campaign by the Federal Government which is keen to brand the franking credit changes …

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Kailis Bros rejects Dave Kelly’s cray plan

The Chinese-controlled crayfishing company that helped Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly donate $40,000 of lobster to a charity Christmas lunch has opposed his plans to nationalise part of the industry. In a move that highlights Mr Kelly’s increasing isolation on plans to seize 17 per cent of WA’s rock lobster catch, …

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