Education

1770 And All That – Why Renaming Cook Cup Is Wrong
28 June 2022

1770 And All That – Why Renaming Cook Cup Is Wrong

The Rugby Football Union and Rugby Australia’s joint decision this month to rename the Cook Cup the Ella-Mobbs Trophy is not only pointless virtue signalling but also a gross misrepresentation of one of the most remarkable figures in our recent history. In the past few years James Cook has gone from being revered as a courageous hero to being vilified
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Activists Masquerading As Educators
7 May 2022

Activists Masquerading As Educators

The recent news from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) that fewer and fewer students are choosing to study higher mathematics at Secondary school is yet another black mark against our education system. Unfortunately, things are hardly better in Literature. Victoria, which leads the way in progressive education, has seen students ditching literature in their droves. Over the last three
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We Must Protect The Australian Way Of Life
30 March 2022

We Must Protect The Australian Way Of Life

The damage done to the American psyche through unrelenting attacks on its core values. For Australia, it is a cautionary tale. Our way of life has faced some serious challenges over the past year. For a long time, for many of us, it changed. And so this discussion is as pertinent as it is important. I suppose you must start
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New Schools Program Is Dangerous And Divisive
31 March 2021

New Schools Program Is Dangerous And Divisive

If you thought Safe Schools was bad, wait until you find out what the NSW Education department is doing to make schools unsafe in this state. As part of an initiative called ‘Racism. No Way!’ children from Kindergarten to Year 12 are being indoctrinated with lessons in unconscious bias, white privilege and institutional racism. While the initiative bills itself as
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Politicised Curriculum Is Why Children Don’t Know About Australia’s Democracy
21 January 2021

Politicised Curriculum Is Why Children Don’t Know About Australia’s Democracy

Nobody should be surprised at the news from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, that when it comes to knowledge of Civics and Citizenship, Australian students know more about pollution, climate change and water shortages than they do about democracy, civic processes and our institutions. In the report, the authors state that the purpose of teaching Civics and Citizenship
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ANU Students Want To Ban Churchill – But With No Traumatic Debate, Please
3 September 2020

ANU Students Want To Ban Churchill – But With No Traumatic Debate, Please

Australia’s preeminent university, Australian National University is the latest institution to take part in the importation of cancel culture, with the university student association’s Ethnocultural Department promoting a change.org petition to “remove imperialist statues from the ANU campus”, most notably, the statue and bust of Winston Churchill located on campus.   The statue in question is a replica of the Churchill statue
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Stop Indoctrinating Kids
1 September 2020

Stop Indoctrinating Kids

The news that some schools in NSW are bringing in extra teachers to help 6000 Year 12 students meet minimum standards in reading, writing and numeracy skills to pass their HSC should ring very loud alarm bells for parents. Much of fault lies with the current NSW curriculum. One of the most problematic elements of the curriculum is the existence
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IPA Welcomes Review Into University Free Speech Code Implementation
7 August 2020

IPA Welcomes Review Into University Free Speech Code Implementation

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the announcement by Education Minister Dan Tehan that former Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Sally Walker will review the implementation of the of the free speech code devised by former High Court Judge Robert French AC. “The cases of Peter Ridd, Drew Pavlou and UNSW’s latest shameful actions have highlighted without
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‘Sonic Anti-Colonialism’ Sounds A Bit Off
6 August 2020

‘Sonic Anti-Colonialism’ Sounds A Bit Off

Last week, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan announced that the government will be dishing out $90.5 million worth of taxpayers’ money to 100 of the 690 applicants who applied to the Australian Research Council for a Future Fellowship grant. A perusal of the project descriptions reveals that the vast majority are extremely worthy ventures which will undoubtedly make a positive
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Don’t Know Much About…
20 June 2020

Don’t Know Much About…

Yesterday Education Minister Dan Tehan announced that university students will now be paying up to $14,500 per year to study the humanities, an increase of over 110 per cent. On all likelihood, the fee hike will mean a larger bill for the Australian taxpayer as many humanities students leave university without the skills needed to get a job and start
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