Students back push for lifesaving drug

Students back push for lifesaving drug

FOR Liam, 10, and sister Grace, 9, writing a letter to Health Minister Greg Hunt was a big deal. The siblings have both been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and, along with their school friends, are rallying to fight for access to a lifesaving drug. CYSTIC FIBROSIS FIGHTER WAITS TO RECEIVE …

Texas school shooting follows tragically familiar script as students endure 22nd attack of its kind this year

Texas school shooting follows tragically familiar script as students endure 22nd attack of its kind this year

Posted May 19, 2018 08:35:57 The most chilling account wasn’t the desperate fear of teenagers fleeing death, parents’ heartbreaking search for loved ones or the detached listing of the body count from first responders. It came from teenager Paige Curry who explained she wasn’t even surprised that a deadly shooting …

Texas school shooting leaves 10 people dead, most of them students

Texas school shooting leaves 10 people dead, most of them students

Updated May 19, 2018 05:54:47 Photo: Between eight and 10 people were killed in the gunfire. (AP: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle) A gunman carrying a shotgun and a revolver has opened fire at a Houston-area high school, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities say. Key points: Explosive devices, including …

NT teacher tried to put student’s hand on his ‘private area’, court hears

NT teacher tried to put student’s hand on his ‘private area’, court hears

Posted May 16, 2018 19:51:13 Photo: The court heard the mother had discovered messages between the girl and the man earlier in the year. (ABC) A student hit her former primary school teacher when he grabbed her hand and put it on his “private area”, a Darwin court has heard. …

High-school sports mentoring program kicks goals for Indigenous students

High-school sports mentoring program kicks goals for Indigenous students

Posted May 13, 2018 13:34:07 Photo: Port Adelaide players give a talk to school students in Mount Gambier. (ABC South East SA: Thea Halpin) High school students in South Australia’s south–east are proving football has a place in the classroom. Teenager Denzel Wilson has always wished he had more opportunities …

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Posted May 09, 2018 17:31:19 Photo: The court heard the man had been spoken to about his conduct around students (ABC News: Tristan Hooft) A teacher accused of indecent dealings with four girls at a Palmerston school considered himself “bulletproof” and “exploited his status” to developed inappropriate relationships with his …

Victorian budget 2018: Treasurer Tim Pallas grants tax cuts to business, free TAFE to students

Victorian budget 2018: Treasurer Tim Pallas grants tax cuts to business, free TAFE to students

Updated May 01, 2018 13:16:41 Free TAFE courses for tens of thousands of students, tax relief for regional businesses and a record investment in mental health services have headlined the Victorian Government’s election-year budget. With most of Labor’s billions for schools, hospitals and infrastructure already announced ahead of Tim Pallas’s …

Nine students killed and 10 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Nine students killed and 10 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Updated April 28, 2018 23:45:29 Nine Chinese secondary school students have been killed and another 10 injured in a knife attack outside a school, state television reports. The attacker had been bullied at school and harboured a hatred of children, the report by state broadcaster CCTV said. The attack happened …

Seven students killed and 12 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Seven students killed and 12 injured in a mass stabbing in China

Posted April 28, 2018 06:12:39 Seven Chinese secondary school students have been killed and another 12 injured in a knife attack outside a school, state television reports. The attacker had been bullied at school and harboured a hatred of children, the report by state broadcaster CCTV said. The attack happened …

International students are flocking to Australia, but the country’s infrastructure is not ready

International students are flocking to Australia, but the country’s infrastructure is not ready

Posted April 27, 2018 09:17:42 Housing investments, not flashy infrastructure projects, are needed if Australia is to successfully manage a migration program supercharged by international students, according to experts. Key points: Large numbers of new migrants are concentrated around universities in Sydney and Melbourne, according to new ABS data Experts …