Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2015
Queensland childcare centres will be allowed to reject unvaccinated children from January 1 next year.
HECS extension leads to private training "rort"
Reports this week accuse private training colleges of profiteering to the tune of $3 billion - at public expense.
Learner biker 'bot lays out human challenge
Yamaha’s new motorcycle-riding robot has called out nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi.
More scientists swing against old coal
The Australian Academy of Science has become the latest major institution to offload its fossil fuel investments.
Surprising find flies off 67P
The Rosetta mission has made the surprising discovery that there is oxygen on Comet 67P, around which the ESA probe is orbiting.
Classic Canberra school moving to modern age
Canberra Grammar School – an elite boys-only ACT institution – could soon welcome the other half of society.
Catalogues plug cheap obesity
Junk mail promotes junk food – that is the finding of a new study into the health benefits of the most heavily-promoted foods in supermarket catalogues.
Wave lab looks to the clouds
Advanced equipment at a new research facility launched this week will allow scientists to better understand the relationship between the wind, ocean and sky.
Exam stress tips from local expert
A Queensland education researcher says there are things that schools can do to help children deal with exam stress.
Heads roll over risky miss
Two senior Queensland Department of Education officers have been sacked in the wake of an IT bungle that saw almost 1,000 cases of possible child abuse not reported to police.
Stylish look at state of mind
The human brain is a majestic and mysterious thing, about which we still know very little.
Lomborg left to self-funded scepticism
The Federal Government has ditched a plan to pay $4 million for a climate change research centre headed by Bjorn Lomborg.
New research centre to probe broken brains
Australia now houses the world’s only research institute dedicated to dealing with broken brains.
Private trainers pulled apart in ASQA inquiry
A review by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) says two-thirds of the private training providers it audited have serious problems.
Australians see unfriendly future
New research suggests Australians foresee a future where their society is more skilled, but less friendly and moral.
New Family Benefits bill seeks to hurt less
The Federal Government is introducing a reduced set of Family Tax Benefit cuts to those proposed in the 2014 budget.
Government charging ahead to take choices
The Federal Government has been accused of storming ahead on plans to impose strict restrictions on Indigenous welfare recipients, by way of a cashless welfare card.
Kids keen for genetic insight
In just a few years it will be commonplace for people to have their entire set of DNA sequenced, but many do not want to know what is in store.
Perth school site selection narrowing
The shortlist of sites for a new public high school in Perth's western suburbs has been released.
'No nepotism here', Premier says
Queensland’s LNP Opposition says the State Government has given extraordinary powers to a union that was key to its election victory.
Comparison shows mental/metal link
High levels of toxic metals, found in and near mining towns, appear to be negatively influencing the brain development of children living nearby.