News 25th October

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has announced new funding to shift school NAPLAN testing to an online platform.

Nearly 25 million dollars will be spent building the platform, which should be available in 2016.

He says an online platform will give a better snapshot into the capacity of individual students, as well as how each state is tracking.
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Gold Coast resident Hetty Johnston has been recognised for her child protection efforts, being named Queenslander of the Year for 2014.

Mrs Johnston founded child protection agency ‘Bravehearts’ more than a decade ago, to help combat child sexual assault.

She’s thanked her family and fellow Bravehearts workers for their part in her award.

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