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8 January 2018 8:27 AM 'Cultural invasion': Iran bans English in primary schools

Dubai: Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a Western "cultural invasion". "Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations," Mehdi Navid-Adham 24

17 December 2017 2:47 PM ACT parenting body says children missing out on preschool

Some Canberra families are not sending their children to preschool because of a shortage of places in their local early childhood education centres, according to the peak body for public school parents. ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations president Kirsty McGovern-Hooley said the organisation had heard from parents unable to enrol their 46 1

12 December 2017 5:18 AM Canning Vale carnage: Man, 35, charged over McDonald's brawl

A Canning Vale man accused of being involved in a youth brawl outside Canning Vale McDonald's linked to the death of a teenage boy has been charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The 35-year-old man was arrested on Monday night and has been refused bail. The man is the second person charged in relation to a string of violent incidents in Canning 89

5 December 2017 3:01 AM Canberra Tennis Centre to host Australia's Fed Cup tie against Ukraine on February 10

Canberra will host Australia's best female players in a Fed Cup tie against the Ukraine in February after Tennis ACT secured its first major event at its $27 million, 32-court facility. Canberra tennis officials will build a grass centre court and practice facilities to accommodate Australian skipper Alicia Molik's request for a grass surface. The 32 courts 69

21 November 2017 10:13 AM Perth primary schools issue warning to parents after student is grabbed on the arm

Primary schools south of Perth have issued a warning to parents after a student was grabbed by a man before she fought back and struck him with her water bottle. Details of the incident were released in a 'child protection alert' broadcast to parents and carers of children at schools in Munster. 6PR's Oliver Peterson broke the news of the disturbing 62

15 November 2017 3:13 AM Nick Kyrgios nominated for Newcombe Medal

Tennis Australia announced Kyrgios, Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, John Peers and Jordan Thompson were all in the running for Australian tennis' highest honour. Kyrgios made the final of the Cincinnati Masters and was a big part of the Australian Davis Cup team's run to the semi-final. "We look forward to honouring the contribution of our tennis stars 63

11 November 2017 10:59 PM Palaszczuk slams One Nation on sex claims

Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk has described as "complete nonsense" One Nation's "atrocious" claims over the controversial Safe Schools program. The party's state leader, Steve Dickson, on Saturday claimed primary school students were being taught how to masturbate under the program. "We are having little kids in grade four at school, young girls being 53

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 57

27 October 2017 4:33 AM Marriage survey looms as Coalition for Marriage door knocks Templestowe homes

THE Coalition for Marriage is holding a last-minute doorknock in Templestowe tomorrow ahead of the final deadline for voting in the marriage equality survey. The survey closes on November 7, with results to be published eight days later on the Australia Bureau of Statistics’ website. The event is expected to attract about 20 volunteers with similar events 39

23 October 2017 1:41 PM Turnbull 'determined' to address NBN issues

Malcolm Turnbull insists one complaint about the national broadband network is one too many and has vowed to address consumer concerns about the service. His comments came as the man responsible for the national rollout blamed a 'land grab' by internet retailers for the one-in-four Australians unhappy with the speed of their fast broadband connection 92