May 12, 2017

Research on Home ed and Library Programs

Dear Homeschooling parents My name is Sharee Cordes from the School of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where I am currently studying for the Master of Information Science (Library and Information Practice). I am undertaking a research […]
May 11, 2017

Home Ed Winter Readathon

The Home Ed Winter Readathon is an annual readathon for home ed students and parents raising funds for aid agency TEAR Australia (tear.org.au) and is in its tenth year in 2017, having raised over $20,000 in the last nine. Registrations […]
May 9, 2017

Regulations to be questioned and discussed in Parliament

Dr Rachel Carling Jenkins has given notice of the following motion to be put to the Legislative Council on Wednesday 24/5 Come along to Parliament to sit in the gallery of the Legislative Council and hear Rachel’s motion debated. Entrance […]
May 7, 2017

Jump, Fall, Fly

From schooling to homeschooling to unschooling by Lehla Eldridge and Anthony Eldridge-Rogers Available at http://unschoolingthekids.com/unschooling-the-kids-the-book/ ebook £7.99 Reviewed by Susan Wills, Lorinna, Tasmania in Otherways issue 152 I jumped at the chance to read this book. The title spoke to […]
May 7, 2017

Cert IIs at Chisholm and Holmesglen

ATEP is an apprenticeship and traineeship employment agency, and represent our On the Road to Work pre-apprenticeship training and work experience program to transition youth into employment via the trades. There is 100% no cost to youth on a health […]
May 4, 2017

Don’t let DET silence you

By Sue Wight As home educators receive re-publication emails from DET about the republication of submissions, we’ve noticed that sensitive ones have had sections quietly redacted on privacy grounds. Agreeing to the publication of redacted versions means there will be no public […]
April 19, 2017

Privacy Breach Fallout

By Sue Wight The massive privacy breach by the Education Department (DET) demonstrates their continued disregard for children while simultaneously taking a ‘Father knows best’ approach to regulating an educational option they clearly do not understand. DET’s failure to properly […]
April 12, 2017

Submission privacy breach update

DET have issued the following notice 12/4/2017:   Submissions to the Education and Training Reform Regulations Review have been removed and are not publicly available at this time. The Department is contacting those affected by the inadvertent publication of personal […]
April 12, 2017

Shame on me. But worse, shame on them

By Keeping Mum What is there to say when a Government Department breaks people’s trust and, worse, their privacy? And, worse again, when vulnerable children are involved, who have been through more than any human should in their lifetime? Many […]
April 7, 2017

Regulations submissions now published

559 submissions were made on the draft regulations and have been published Friday 7th April on the DET website. However, several people noticed their submission is missing, published under the wrong name or includes their name despite being labelled ‘Name Withheld’. […]