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Free Corey Delaney!

Well, not really, but I hope the charges possibly laid against him are substantive ones and not just related to being an idiot. (It’s difficult to tell whether he has in fact been charged and if so, with what offence […]

Kick that can: Revenge of the Son of Merit-pay redux, The Sequel (again)

Well, I knew the axe-grinders at The Australian couldn’t go long without kicking around the merit-pay for teachers can. But readers deserve better than the selective reporting of Justine Ferrari in today’s article which claims “overwhelming support” amongst teachers for […]

Australia's health system OK, by world standards

For a different perspective on Australia’s health system, some fascinating American research about death rates from conditions treatable with good-quality healthcare, such as complications from surgery, certain cancers, heart disease, and the like, across 14 developed countries. Over the fold, […]

The year in prospect

New Matilda is back in 2008 with a very spiffy web redesign, and is striking out in some new directions under the new editorship of Marni Cordell. I’ll be contributing on a regular basis, and I’ve kicked off the year […]