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An Open Letter to all the nervous parents about to send their children back to boarding school.

As stationery shops begin to get crowded and school shoes are being polished, in geographically isolated areas across the nation, there's a different type of preparation happening. Bags are being packed (and certain items being vetoed by parents), much-loved pets are being hugged goodbye and families everywhere are staring down the barrel of endless hours …

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It’s not just a house, it’s a home.

My parents and younger sister live a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, red-roofed suburban house in a small cul-de-sac. My parents bought it in 1999 and it’s the only childhood home I’ve ever known. While I ‘officially’ moved out 3 years ago when I moved to Brisbane to start full time work, given my transient lifestyle (and my …

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The Rural-Urban Education Divide

One tenth of the Australian population live in a township of less than 10,000 people (ABS, 2018). These townships are categorised as ‘small towns’. Small towns are the lynchpins of Australia’s heartland and regional Australia is responsible for 67% of our export earnings (Regional Universities Network, 2020).  Living in a rural areas comes with many …

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