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The rise of home education in Australia

Australian families are increasingly ditching mainstream classrooms to teach their children at home, citing philosophical objections, religious beliefs and a desire for personalised learning as reasons for rejecting formal education.

From humble beginnings as a small movement, families are now switching to home education as a genuine alternative to mainstream schooling, growing to become a motivated, organised and politically-aware community across the spectrum.

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Victoria set to introduce new regulations for homeschooling

Parents in Victoria have raised concerns over new proposals by the government to change regulations surrounding home education in the state, including tougher measures on the process of approval and restrictions on the curriculum used by families at home.

The new changes, introduced early this year, will also introduce an increase in powers for government authorities to monitor and intervene in the education process, a move that has homeschooling advocates campaigning to shut the legislation down.

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