Australia's key financial regulators the RBA and ASIC are pushing for greater economics education in schools in order to empower future consumers.
Its destruction tripled commutes and split a school in two. Now, after 18 months after the category 4 storm, a critical roadway in central Queensland is operational again.
In the fierce debate over school funding, new commentary suggests the Government should continue to subsidise private schools to keep it affordable because "there is a common good in giving parents a choice".
Families will be able to access free or subsidised preschool for children as young as three for 15 hours a week, under a $1.75 billion pledge promising access to early education for all children if Labor wins the next federal election.
NT Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ken Vowles is "offended and disgusted" after former PM Tony Abbott fails to meet with him on his first trip to the Territory as Indigenous affairs envoy, labelling the visit an excuse to "get around kissing some black kids".
Education experts in Australia voice concern over the number unqualified foreign English teachers hired overseas based on their "white face" and who are teaching simply to make some money to "stay afloat".
Adult learners are increasingly filling Australia's universities, and many of them are stepping into the world of academia for the very first time with two out of every five of mature-age students having not yet already received a bachelor's degree.
Greyhound Australia will no longer accept unaccompanied passengers under 15, upsetting parents who rely on the coaches to get their children to school.
Daily bus commutes of 170km will soon end for the country kids living in Pooncarie, NSW as the town's school is set to reopen after a six-year "recess".