Budget Shuffles Guns from Defence into Schools

By Canberra, Australia correspondent Erica Quarterbee

From WikipediaThe Australian Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne today announced that the forthcoming budget will tie Federal school funding to weapons training in schools, retargeting half a billion dollars from the defence budget every year. The objective is to address the huge market of more than 250,000 illicit weapons in Australia.

KAL1Students in years 10 to 12 will be required to take part in weapons training starting with small-calibre rifles, shotguns and hand guns, graduating through sub-machine guns, up to 50 calibre machine guns in the final year. Continue reading

Equity in Engineering

By Melbourne, Australia correspondent Angelina Dawn Summers-Winter

Australia’s car industry is about to get an additional injection of federal subsidies above the previously announced $100million,  to develop vehicles with equal numbers of left and right hand threads, in line with similar requirements for other Australian-manufactured products.

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