Report urges incentives to fill 'hard-to-staff' schools

NEW incentives should be paid to help attract quality teachers to "hard-to-staff" schools, particularly in rural areas, under a new "industrial relations regime", a new report has urged.

The report from libertarian group the Institute of Public Affairs argues for schools to pay teachers an extra bonus to work at the schools that struggle to staff their classrooms.

It also recommended removing ceilings on the maximum amount teachers could be paid.

IPA executive director John Roskam said teachers should be paid on merit and quality, rather than "time-served" and "box-ticking exercises".


Two week dance competition brings thousands to Gatton

Two week dance competition brings thousands to Gatton

Tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Drought relief could fund road upgrade

Drought relief could fund road upgrade

Somerset Mayor calls for road upgrade.

Free formal dresses still available to grade 12 students

Free formal dresses still available to grade 12 students

Hundreds of dresses and suits are available for free.

Local Partners