EDUCATIONAL POINTS TO PONDER

An object lesson arising from the COVID-19 crisis has to be our realisation that as a country, Australia has become far too dependent on essential products manufactured elsewhere in the world. In the interests of trade and economy, we have surrendered our capacity to be self sufficient. Post the coronavirus, that has to change.

Individuals and organisations constantly pressuring the government to relax biosecurity restrictions and border controls need to draw breath and take a cold shower. Barely a day goes by without the Chief Minister and Attorney General being bombarded on this issue. These controls have kept Territorians safe. We need to put the health of community ahead of the economy and making money.

And on money: Young people need to be introduced to the value of saving and warned off spending every bean they have or own.

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I’ll. This is one of the reasons our Principals should be An object lesson arising from the COVID-19 crisis has to be our realisation that as a country, Australia has become far too dependent on essential products manufactured elsewhere in the world. In the interests of trade and economy, we have surrendered our capacity to be self sufficient. Post the coronavirus, that has to change.

Individuals and organisations constantly pressuring the government to relax biosecurity restrictions and border controls need to draw breath and take a cold shower. Barely a day goes by without the Chief Minister and Attorney General being bombarded on this issue. These controls have kept Territorians safe. We need to put the health of community ahead of the economy and making money.

Young people need to be introduced to the value of saving and warned off spending every bean they have or own.

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It’s great to know that NT School Principals are close to the top in Australia when it comes to happiness, commitment and importantly, lessons learned from their appointments. This is one of the reasons our Principals should be offered a return to permanent public service appointments rather than increasingly short term, end dated temporary contracts. Job security for those who are the best is important and presently denied.

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