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No ifs or buts: all children must attend school

September 25th, 2014

The Daily Telegraph

By Nyunggai Warren Mundine

Australia has had compulsory education since the late 1800s. It’s the law that children attend school between five and 15-17 years of age. Yet there are still communities where schooling resembles the education system of centuries ago - voluntary, piecemeal and ineffective.


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