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Ian Hamilton has thirty years of experience and leadership in policy and politics and is the principal at Hamilton and Stone Consultancy. Hamilton Stone focuses on public policy, professional development and capacity-building, and parliamentary engagement. Ian has diverse sector experience including early childhood, family services, aged care, disability, public utilities, health including mental health, parliamentary procedure and the environment.

The new literacy test and the phonics controversy explained

On January 29, Federal Education Minister Birmingham announced a proposal for a new assessment of children in year one across the country. The Minister said that “an expert group of principals, teachers, speech specialists, academics and researchers will progress the staged implementation of a nation-wide phonics assessment and the development of a numeracy check.” The […]

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