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The Conversation

should teaching students who fail a literacy and numeracy test be barred from teaching?

  • Written by Lynn Sheridan, Senior Academic Professional Studies, University of Wollongong
should teaching students who fail a literacy and numeracy test be barred from teaching?Starting this year, teaching students won't be able to register as teachers unless they pass a literacy and numeracy test.www.shutterstock.com

Starting this month, teaching students who fail or haven’t yet taken the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) will not be able to teach in Victorian schools. Previously,...

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Why Antarctica's sea ice cover is so low (and no, it's not just about climate change)

  • Written by Julie Arblaster, Associate Professor, Monash University
Why Antarctica's sea ice cover is so low (and no, it's not just about climate change)Sea ice responds to changes in winds and ocean currents, sometimes with origins thousands of kilometres away.NASA/Nathan Kurtz

Sea ice cover in Antarctica shrank rapidly to a record low in late 2016 and has remained well below average. But what’s behind this dramatic melting and low ice cover since?

Our twoarticles published earlier this month...

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How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planet

  • Written by Alessandro R Demaio, Australian Medical Doctor; Fellow in Global Health & NCDs, University of Copenhagen
How to feed a growing population healthy food without ruining the planetFor many of us, a better diet means eating more fruit and vegetables.iStock, CC BY-NC

If we’re serious about feeding the world’s growing population healthy food, and not ruining the planet, we need to get used to a new style of eating. This includes cutting our Western meat and sugar intakes by around 50%, and doubling the amount of...

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In the land of Storm Boy, the cultural heritage of the Coorong is under threat

  • Written by Kelly D. Wiltshire, PhD Candidate, Flinders University
In the land of Storm Boy, the cultural heritage of the Coorong is under threatKelly Wiltshire and Ngarrindjeri elder Major Sumner examine middens damaged by off-road vehicle use. Author provided

When I go to see the new film Storm Boy, which opens in cinemas nationally today, my mind will turn to the landscape that forms the film’s backdrop. This is the Kurangk (Coorong), land of the Ngarrindjeri Nation. The...

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AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton on steel industry

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George Neophytou supports roads funding and more

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