Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the government would honour contracts signed by the previous government to raise childcare wages has only added to the confusion engulfing the sector.
A regular dose of sunlight could prevent shortsighted children's eyes from getting worse, new Australian research suggests.
Australia has some of the noisiest classrooms in the world and is wasting teaching time but experts agree a quiet class is not always a good thing.
Australia's report card on education highlights the need for vital reform.
Improving teacher quality, granting schools greater autonomy and resourcing education equitably have been highlighted as some of the unifying traits of the world's top-performing school systems.
Australian students report high levels of noise and disruption in their classroom and at rates worse than the US or Britain, a factor which education experts say is linked to low levels of literacy and numeracy and is contributing to the country's worsening performance.
Australia's ranking in international education league tables only tells you so much, because in truth there are many Australias.
Australian high school students' achievement in maths and reading has slumped over the past decade, while huge gaps persist based on wealth, location, gender and whether students are indigenous.
Australians' ability to read and write has continued to decline over the lifespan of the former Howard government's school funding model, introduced in 2001.
Thousands of teachers across the state will walk off the job for a two-hour stop work meeting on Tuesday morning, to discuss their salaries and work conditions.
A man will face court today in relation to a number of alleged break and enter offences in ...
WORLD: People around the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died, aged 95.