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Indigenous children are being enrolled in preschool at a rate exceeding their non-Indigenous peers.7 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were enrolled in preschool programs for the year before school, the Productivity Commission confirmed in its Closing the Gap targets released on Thursday.
Around 600 beehives have been destroyed and eight properties infected as NSW attempts to stop the spread of the varroa mite, with authorities confident of containing the outbreak.About 440 beekeepers are impacted while the eradication zone has been expanded to about 25 kilometres north of Newcastle where the mite, which is deadly to bees, was first detected.
NATO is growing more concerned over China's relationship with Russia, warning the two countries are closer than ever.
The woman chained herself to her car during peak hour traffic. Source: The Project
ShutterstockWhen Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared victory on election night, he said he wanted to unite Australians around “our shared values of fairness and opportunity, and hard work and kindness to those in need”. So what would this look like in Australian schools? Schools, after all, are where a society that believes in fairness and opportunity must begin. Equity involves more than fairly funding schools. It is about matching teachers’ passion with the respect, time, resources and co
Export restrictions in about 24 countries globally are pushing up prices and increasing food insecurity, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.The latest ABARES Insights report showed food prices have increased 65 per cent in the past two years, and reached their highest level since October 2012.
The World Health Organisation says "sustained transmission" of monkeypox worldwide could result in the virus beginning to move into high-risk groups like pregnant women, immunocompromised people and children.The WHO said on Wednesday it is investigating reports of infected children, including two cases in the United Kingdom as well as following up reports in Spain and France.
Brazilian ace Filipe Toledo has excelled in his home break to become the first qualifier for the five-man World Surf League finals showdown as the points race tightens for Australian contenders.Top-ranked Toledo is into the semi-finals of the Oi Rio Pro which feature an all-Brazilian line up.
The bodies of 46 suspected immigrants have been found dead inside an 18-wheeler truck in Texas. Find out more.
After the failure of his eight-party government, Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced his retirement from politics.The 50-year-old will not run in the next election, Israeli media reported on Wednesday evening citing his spokesman.
A NSW police officer could be heard saying the couple had been seen at a protest the previous day. The arrest took place close to Hyde Park, where the couple had been sitting and speaking to media. Source: Yahoo
A Melbourne student caught playing tic-tac-toe using swastikas was not punished by the school because it didn't happen in front of Jewish students, a court has been told.Brighton Secondary College principal Richard Minack has been giving evidence before a trial brought by five former students, who allege they suffered years of discrimination and bullying at the school.
The operator of South Australia's Tesla big battery has been fined $900,000 after a software glitch left it unable to help stabilise the grid.Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) was ordered on Tuesday to pay the penalty after being taken to the Federal Court by the Australian Energy Regulator.
Confirmed cases of monkeypox in Nigeria could reach their highest level in five years if the current trend of infections is maintained, the head of the country's centre for disease control says.Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa where monkeypox is endemic.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for a second referendum to be held on Scottish independence in October next year, vowing to take legal action to ensure a vote if the United Kingdom government tries to block it.Sturgeon said the Scottish government, which is led by her pro-independence Scottish National Party, would publish a referendum bill later, outlining plans for the secession vote to take place on October 19, 2023.
The husband of a woman who died on their honeymoon in a golf buggy accident on Hamilton Island has shared a tribute to his lost love. See what he said.
Five-time world champion Carissa Moore has booked her spot in the World Surf League finals with a heroic win in Brazil to further extend her lead in the rankings over Australian Stephanie Gilmore.Moore left it late to edge France's Johanne Defay in the final near Rio de Janeiro, marking the 25th tour victory of her career.
A Chinese spacecraft has acquired imagery data covering all of Mars, including visuals of its south pole, after circling the planet more than 1300 times since early last year, state media reports.China's Tianwen-1 successfully reached the Red Planet in February 2021 on the country's inaugural mission there.
People in France should start wearing masks again in crowded areas, especially in public transport, as the country has to deal with a new wave of COVID-19 infections fuelled by new variants of the disease, Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon says."I'm not saying it should be mandatory but I do ask the French people to put the mask on in public transport," she told RTL, adding it was a "civic duty" to do so.
A $264 million olive branch has been extended to rail workers to ease train safety concerns and avert more disruption, but their union says it has been "burnt too many times" to take the verbal deal.The Rail, Tram and Bus Union has been locked in long-running negotiations with the government over safety modifications it wants on the $2.