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The NSW Department of Education commissioned a $300,000 scripture review, but rejects its major findings | poll

THE NSW Department of Education has rejected major recommendations of a $300,000 taxpayer-funded review of scripture in NSW schools, including the need for more information on scripture providers to “identify radical groups or cults”. The 238-page review, completed in 2015 but not released until Tuesday, found scripture providers did not “consistently produce good quality curricula from an educational perspective”, the system of authorising scripture providers lacked transparency, and some scripture teachers were using authorised, but age-inappropriate materials, while others used non-authorised materials. The review found the Department of Education and scripture providers…

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2,000 Medicines to Become Cheaper: Nadda

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has said nearly 2,000 medicines will be made available at rates up to 90 per cent less than the maximum retail price (MRP) under the Amrut Scheme. “Two thousand medicines will be made available at 60 to 90 percent less rates than the MRP,” said the Minister on Saturday while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony here of the proposed Super Specialty Block of Jabalpur Medical College. He said such retail stores would also be opened in Madhya Pradesh. Nadda said the central government would…

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