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The Courier-Mail - - OPINION -

5 YEARS AGO

GIRLS BOYS IN A MIX Boy-girl sport­ing teams, neu­tral uni­forms and mixed toi­lets and change rooms will all be pro­moted un­der a plan to down­play gen­der in state schools. Schools will be re­quired to con­sider the needs of ho­mo­sex­ual, trans­gen­der and in­ter­sex stu­dents in a bid to fur­ther pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren from dis­crim­i­na­tion and bul­ly­ing.

30 YEARS AGO

FIVE LIBS SACKED IN HOWARD’S SHAKE-UP Mr Howard has dumped five Lib­er­als from his front­bench. A spokesman said that Mr Jim Carl­ton, Mr James Porter, Mr War­wick Smith, Mr Jim Short and Se­na­tor Amanda Van­stone had been dropped. Pro­moted are Mr Neil Brown, Dr John Hew­son, Mr Alexan­der Downer, Se­na­tor Jo­ce­lyn New­man and Se­na­tor Robert Hill.

70 YEARS AGO

10 DIE: 31 HURT IN NQ SMASH Ten peo­ple were killed and 31 in­jured, two dan­ger­ously, when an RAAF semi-trailer dived over the Macrossan traf­fic bridge and into the Bur­dekin River, 12 miles from Char­ters Tow­ers, at 5pm yes­ter­day. The vic­tims were civil­ians em­ployed at an RAAF stores de­pot about a mile from Macrossan rail­way sta­tion.

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