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A great time to be involved in science

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Dr Ken Silburn recently won the Prime Minister’s science prize for excellence in teaching. To kick off our Innovation forum, he explains why we need to promote a STEM curriculum at our schools.

Parents, grandparents and concerned adults: Sign the open letter

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Climate change is not only an environmental issue but also a major health emergency, especially for our children. Dr Sallie Forrest from Doctors for the Environment Australia asks you to support their call for the Health Minister to attend the Paris climate talks this December and put the health of our children front and centre.

Minister Birmingham, please deliver a fair childcare package

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The Federal Government has proposed changes to the funding of childcare. Samatha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia (ECA), responds to comments made by the Education Minister Birmingham and says that if the Package and Activity Test remains as proposed many thousands of families will opt out of the system and the children who stand to benefit the most will miss out.

Are you in?

People's Climate MarchIn the last weekend of November, on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, people will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in cities around the world to show that they want an end to fossil fuels and a transition to renewable energy.

Australia as an innovation hub

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It is crucial that the government and we as communities adapt to coming changes. Peter Fritz explains why we need to plan today with tomorrow in mind.

Australia’s apathy could wipe the Great from our Barrier Reef

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Scientists claim that if the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland will be built, it will devastate our climate, our Great Barrier Reef and groundwater. Sherryl Caulfield urges us to protest where we can and act now before it’s too late.

Welcome back carbon pricing

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Back in 2008, Labor and the Coalition agreed that an emissions trading scheme (ETS) was the appropriate policy to reduce green house gases. We are now on a trajectory where both will once again be in agreement. Kevin Parton explains why.

Exploring other solutions to tackle climate change

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Governments on state and federal level have the opportunity and obligation to act on climate change. Laurence Strano identifies a couple of areas where we could tackle the issue more decisively.

A Vision for Australia – Part 3

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Global Access Partners (GAP) is developing a ‘big picture’ vision and roadmap for Australia. The Chairman of GAP, Peter Fritz, concludes his series of blogs by sharing the most important part of achieving progress.

Sustainable funding for higher education

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The Turnbull government has decided to shelve the controversial university deregulation plans for this term. Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor of Charles Sturt University, says we need to invest in higher education to allow our nation to flourish and prosper.