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Hunter class frigates will be built by BAE in Australia \u2014 but what can the warships do and why do we need them?

So, Australia’s just agreed to pay British company BAE Systems $35 billion to build nine high-tech, anti-submarine frigates. The contract is a key building block in the Federal Government’s defence industry plan, which Malcolm Turnbull says will form a “truly sovereign national Australian shipbuilding industry” ensuring the country’s security and …

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NAPLAN review explained: What it will look at and why

NAPLAN — the national literacy and numeracy test sat by Year 3,5, 7 and 9 students across Australia — will undergo a “narrow review”, Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham says. The test has been highly controversial since it was introduced 10 years ago, and the Australian Education Union (AEU), which …

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