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7 November 2017 11:52 PM The Perth suburb where 89 per cent of kids go to private schools

Parents in Perth's most elite suburbs are still choosing to send their children to private schools despite a statewide swing towards public education. New data obtained by WAtoday shows that while more Perth parents still send their primary-age children to government schools, a majority of schoolkids transfer to a private or Catholic institution for high school 18

7 November 2017 7:28 AM Deadly Wednesdays: The hump day killer on NSW roads

Wednesdays are the most dangerous weekday to drive on NSW roads, with road fatalities up 75 per cent compared with last year, state government researchers have found. Saturday remains the most dangerous day of the week, but there have been 54 road fatalities on a Wednesday this year, compared to 36 last year. There were 60 deaths on Saturdays in the same period 17

2 November 2017 2:20 AM Bomb threat: Ashdale Secondary College evacuated minutes before WACE exam

Ashdale Secondary College in Darch has been evacuated after a reported bomb threat was made just 20 minutes before a WACE exam was due to start. According to 6PR's Gareth Parker a text message was sent to parents at around 9am, saying the school would be closed on Thursday morning. "NOTIFICATION: Ashdale Secondary College have had a bomb threat. Police 47

1 November 2017 7:05 AM Sydney teacher Simon Phillips charged with indecent assault of girls at Mowbray Public School

A male teacher has been arrested and charged over the alleged indecent assault of four girls aged between 11 and 12 at a school on Sydney's lower north shore. Simon Phillips, who had been teaching at Mowbray Public School, was arrested at a home in Russell Lea this morning. The 51-year-old father was taken to Burwood Police Station and charged with 13 counts 13

30 October 2017 7:25 PM Spanish prosecutor calls for rebellion charges against Catalan leaders

Axed regional president Carles Puigdemont, who called a banned independence referendum on October 1 that triggered the country's worst crisis in decades, was said to be in Brussels, although the motive for the trip was not known. Upping the ante in the standoff, Spain's chief prosecutor said he was seeking charges including rebellion and sedition against 22

30 October 2017 12:23 AM Queensland election: Adani protesters disrupt Palaszczuk's campaign trail for second day

Protesters against the Adani mining project in north Queensland have again made their presence felt on the state election campaign trail. Adani protesters heckled both Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls yesterday and already this morning in Airlie Beach where Ms Palaszczuk is campaigning. One Nation questions are still dogging 12

29 October 2017 5:34 AM Palaszczuk calls election dogged by anti-coal protester, Nicholls rules out One Nation deal

Clear lines are being drawn in the first hours of the Queensland election campaign, with an anti-Adani protester disrupting the Queensland Premier's media conference and LNP leader Tim Nicholls ruling out any deal with One Nation to form government. Annastacia Palaszczuk called on acting Governor, Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, shortly before 11:00am on Sunday 13

28 October 2017 5:25 AM Catalans under direct control of Madrid as Spain's PM seeks to quash secession

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region's leaders and dissolving its parliament hours after lawmakers declared independence. In a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe and sent shockwaves through Spain 42

23 October 2017 7:13 AM Canberra baseballer Mitch Edwards weighing up scholarships following USA tour

"Yeah it was a fairly successful trip, I got a lot of interest from different colleges and I'm looking to go to a junior college where I'll definitely play then transfer to a big school," Edwards said. "The process from here is to just keep in touch with the colleges, provide videos and keep them up to date on what I'm doing and then sign a scholarship 17

23 October 2017 12:24 AM Census shows Australians working shorter weeks, but women still bear most household responsibilities

Australians are working fewer hours per week than they were in 2011, according to new 2016 Census results released today. Census data from 2016 showed the average paid working week for Australians was 34.6 hours — down from 35.1 hours in 2011. More extreme working weeks were also down, with 25.7 per cent of Australians reportedly working more than 41 hours 15