Nev Madsen

ALP offers $20,000 computer-gear carrot to schools

SCHOOLS around the country will be able to apply for $20,000 grants for computing gear under a $20 million Labor election pledge.

The fund, aiming to help connect classrooms to the National Broadband Network, would let schools apply for cash to pay for information technology equipment.Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the fund was "practical stuff, good stuff".

Already included in the May budget, the fund will help schools pay for things like video conferencing and other IT measures.



WATCH: Boy injured after being run over by 4WD

WATCH: Boy injured after being run over by 4WD

The Chronicle understands the boy had upper abdominal injuries

Fire fighters on scene at Brooweena

Fire fighters on scene at Brooweena

This fire broke out about 3pm and crews are working to contain it

WATCH: Cattle escape after truck rollover west of Maryborough

WATCH: Cattle escape after truck rollover west of...

A Maryborough couple has been transported to Hervey Bay Hospital.

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