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Record software donations
Microsoft Australia reached new heights with the Software Donation Program last financial year donating more than $50 million dollars’ worth of software to over 3,300 community organisations.
Every generation speaks in fear of the pace of change it confronts and the need for the ‘next’ generation to be given the skills and competencies to not only manage the pace but, more hopefully, the consequences of change.
Equally each generation through public officials and those with a beneficent interest recognise and advocate for the provision of quality education as a critical catalyst for social and economic development.
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec), Microsoft, and UNESCO, will bring together education policy leaders and stakeholders, including Permanent Secretaries from across Commonwealth countries and territories in the Pacific region, at a Forum to be held over two days (1st & 2nd May) at the Sydney offices of Microsoft Australia in North Ryde.
The keynote address to the Forum will be delivered by the New South Wales Minister of Education, the Honourable Adrian Piccoli, MP.
Recently, on the 25th of April to be precise, Keith Rupert Murdoch appeared before the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. During the evidence he gave Mr Murdoch reflected briefly upon the ‘right’ to privacy of persons in public positions.