Social Affairs

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NSW Education is planning an overhaul of its procedures for selective school placement as part of a review of its gifted and talented policy, its Secretary Mark Scott has told a conference at UNSW Sydney.

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More than 600 members of the gifted education community are gathering at UNSW for the 22nd biennial World Gifted Conference. 

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While homelessness is becoming more visible, it is not new in affluent societies like Australia, writes Anne O'Brien. 

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If you're abused by a stranger in the street, there's help available. It shouldn't be any different online, write Nicole Vincent and Emma Jane.

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Women on the internet have become accustomed to vicious name-calling. But Emma A. Jane and Nicole Vincent say it's time women started reporting such cyber abuse to police.

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There’s been a resurgence of more inclusive forms of drag culture in Australia, and new kings are taking the stage.

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New research has found that the NDIS pricing system does not cover the full costs of disability support and will fail to provide high quality services.

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Leaked defence force documents allege Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan committed acts such as possible unlawful killings. If the allegations are found to be true, how could those involved be charged and prosecuted?

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Of the four people central to secondary school students’ learning and achievement: the student, the parent (or carer), the teacher, and the peers, without question the most influential is the student, writes Andrew Martin.

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Ahead of a global conference on gifted education, UNSW's Jae Jung says teachers are not being given the training they need to meet gifted students’ special needs.

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