Gillard to respond to Gonski review

THE Federal Government's response to the Gonski Review into school funding is expected to be revealed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her address to the National Press Club today.

Among other things, the review recommended an extra $5billion be spent on schools and called for an overhaul of the current funding model.

Education Minister Peter Garrett has already announced the Government will move to scrap the model but has yet to outline alternative plans.



SUGAR MILL FIRE: Three levels engulfed in fuel blaze

SUGAR MILL FIRE: Three levels engulfed in fuel blaze

A fire has ripped through parts of the Sugar Factory overnight.

Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

premium_icon Paddlers take to the water for Hervey Bay's whales

It's the final event for the 2018 Ocean Festival

GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

premium_icon GALLERY: Esplanade lights up for 2018 Whale Parade

Hervey Bay's tourist strip was alight with the sounds of the ocean

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