Elise a galaxy away from teen bullies

Elise a galaxy away from teen bullies

ELISE Nazzari was bullied so heavily in her teens that she had to move high school three times before dropping out altogether. Little did the Burswood local know the harrowing experience would set the wheels in motion for her to eventually claim the Miss Galaxy Australia crown. Nazzari turned to beauty pageants as a way to heal her self-confidence after battling anxiety and depression, and three attempts later she won the title at the national final on the Gold Coast this month. An aspiring PhD candidate who is completing an…

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Government fails to name supporters of cashless welfare card

Government fails to name supporters of cashless welfare card

Posted April 12, 2017 05:12:10 The Federal Government is refusing to name the “community leaders” it claims support a Centrelink income management trial, amid a push to dramatically expand the program in May’s budget. Key points: Greens asked Government to provide names of community leaders involved in discussions over the trial Government said some members of working groups “requested their names not be provided” The Coalition has justified the initiative by pointing to consultations with key figures in the locations it operates The Cashless Debit Card forces 80 per cent…

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Brother witnessed crash carnage

Brother witnessed crash carnage

THE brother of a teenage driver killed in a horror crash in Forrestdale today rushed to the scene but arrived to find him fatally injured. Police say a truck was travelling south on Tonkin Highway when it and a blue Toyota sedan collided about 6.15am as the car attempted to turn right on to Forrest Road. The 18-year-old male driver of the Toyota died at the scene despite the desperate efforts of passers-by including a nurse and an off-duty police officer. The 24-year-old truck driver was not injured, while the driver…

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Could introducing phonics help children learn to read?

Could introducing phonics help children learn to read?

Posted April 11, 2017 20:10:31 British schools minister Nick Gibb is urging Australia to embrace phonics as part of a national strategy to help children read. He’s here to meet educators, teachers and politicians as the Turnbull Government moves to introduce literacy screening in Year 1 across the country. Mr Gibb has toured a specialist literacy laboratory at Macquarie University in Sydney ahead of a meeting with federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham in Adelaide later this week. Seven years ago, the UK Government embraced the explicit method of instruction known…

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Perth mum’s Bali snake bite nightmare

Perth mum’s Bali snake bite nightmare

A PERTH woman is lucky to be alive after she was bitten by a venomous snake in Bali last month. Renee Cunningham, of Alexander Heights, was on a holiday with her sister when she became violently ill just minutes after stepping on a snake outside her Ubud hotel room on St Patrick’s Day. “I felt something slimy, and then I looked down and saw it was a snake,” she said. The mother of three said she was not sure initially whether she had been bitten but within minutes felt an…

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