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Education fails its literary test for primary students

cindy berwickThe NSW Education Department has conceded it must do more to lift Aboriginal literacy after the State Auditor-General found there had been no improvement among Indigenous primary school students in the past decade.

The Department has accepted all of NSW Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat's recommendations.

The Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli backed the report.

"Unfortunately the...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 19 August 2012 09:00

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Jessica feels connected bringing hit Sapphires movie to Sydney town

jessica mauboyThe cast of The Sapphires have put aside warm memories of the Cannes Film Festival to focus on the real business of making a hit Australian movie.

Actors enjoyed a police escort and a 10 minute standing ovation during their red carpet welcome in Cannes but they say a positive reaction from Australian fans is the priority.

After a round of well received national screenings in which moviegoers...

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 19 August 2012 08:58

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