Nev Madsen

ALP offers $20,000 computer-gear carrot to schools

SCHOOLS around the country will be able to apply for $20,000 grants for computing gear under a $20 million Labor election pledge.

The fund, aiming to help connect classrooms to the National Broadband Network, would let schools apply for cash to pay for information technology equipment.Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the fund was "practical stuff, good stuff".

Already included in the May budget, the fund will help schools pay for things like video conferencing and other IT measures.



Firefighters work overnight to contain vegetation fire

Firefighters work overnight to contain vegetation fire

Rural crew returns to the scene this morning to continue monitoring

Heatwave forcing temperatures to soar in Warwick

Heatwave forcing temperatures to soar in Warwick

It might be hot today, but tomorrow will be a scorcher

Footy and racing combine for a big day out

premium_icon Footy and racing combine for a big day out

Punters at Allman Park will honour a fallen friend.