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Introduction of 'General Religious Studies' in Victorian Schools

When I first became a parent someone gave Susan and me this wise advice, ‘whenever you offer a criticism or correction to your children, make sure you also give them 10 encouragements.’  I’m pretty sure we haven’t made it to 10 every time, but we try. 1,252 more words


Extreme heat events requires climate adaptation and building resilience

We hope you have adapted to the heatwaves this summer in Melbourne. The change in the frequency, duration and intensity of Extreme heat events has been shown to be clearly linked to climate change and human carbon pollution. 715 more words

Moreland Council

Christmas Carols in Schools: the directive given to Principals

UPDATE as of 8pm December 22nd

Later this afternoon Education Minister, Mr James Merlino, issued a statement via The Australian newspaper, seeking to douse once for all the questions and confusion over whether schools will or will not be allowed to reference God and Jesus Christ in Christmas singing, as of 2016. 746 more words


Developing a new Victorian Government website, 2015

I recently completed a major redevelopment of Transport Safety Victoria’s website transportsafety.vic.gov.au. The site was five years old, and was no longer meeting the needs of three highly distinct stakeholder groups. 281 more words

Victorian Government

Victoria to adopt risk based fire management - NSW remains off track

The Victorian government has recently confirmed it will be dropping its annual 5% burning target. Introduced as a result of the 2009 bushfires, the death knell for the target was a planned burn on State Forest near Lancefield, that jumped containment lines. 455 more words


Update on Victoria's Cycling Action Plan

In the last decade, cycling in Australia has come along in leaps and bounds. Participation in casual cycling is up, a host of community and competitive cycling events have sprung up across the country and interest in international events like the Tour de France is at an all time high. 735 more words

Cycling Action Plan

The non-controversial controversial program in our pre-schools

In August this year the Daniel Andrews Government banned SRI classes from Victorian Schools. Despite the fact that this has been a valued program for many decades, and that many schools are still keen to give space for this 1/2 hour weekly lesson, the Government caved into pressure from various lobby groups. 536 more words