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Behind the gates of Australia's 'last chance' high school

When he first became principal of Macleay Vocational College (MVC), Mark Morrison had to go out and find his pupils.

There were about 70 children on the school roll "but there was no way in the world that we had all of those students turn up", he says.

Driving around and knocking on doors, Mark began to see what he was up against and to understand that there would have to be a radical shift in the way education was delivered. Some students were hiding from the law.

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