Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2015
Two of Australia’s richest people have donated $10 million to Melbourne University to enhance the teaching of history.
Health shakes taken to task
Many spend hours in the gym each week filling up on protein supplements in the quest for a ripped physique, but all that hard work and money spent on sweet tasting powder could be in vain.
New hub to help green tech students
A new high-tech virtual classroom will soon help Australia's universities create “greener” engineers of the future.
Plain packages appear to play down allure
Research has revealed a significant drop in the number of new teenage smokers, with the reduction attributed to plain packaging laws.
Eye health gap looks like closing
A new review says closing the gap for Indigenous eye health is very much a possibility.
Farm school sale brings claim of political pandering
A land sale at a selective school in Sydney’s south west will help fund two new schools in the area, and a new agricultural high school as well.
More court for alleged VET rorters
The ACCC is again taking legal action against a VET provider, saying it shows clear holes in the VET FEE-HELP system.
Children's bill aims to end harmful stays
The Senate has passed a bill that would remove all children from onshore immigration detention.
Equality advocates slam Christian influence
Christian education organisation Access Ministries has been accused of trying to convert kindergarteners.
Fifty Shades as window to views on violence
An important research project has found what young women thought after they saw the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Top execs plug tech for tomorrow
Some of Australia’s top chief executives say the Turnbull government focus on technology education to boost productivity.
Study shows kids' shallow tech obsession
While parents complain that kids spend all their time on electronic devices, new stats suggest their digital skills are slipping.
New scans show Pluto far from placid
NASA scientists have discovered that Pluto is still geologically-active – a finding that has shocked many of those involved in the New Horizons mission.
Detained kids take to Facebook for freedom
Refugee and asylum seeker children have skirted the rules of their detention and set up a Facebook page to speak out about their treatment.
Online abuse study shows high rate of harassment
Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, a landmark study has revealed.
Young mind's top finds rewarded
An up-and-coming Australian medical researcher has been recognised for her work in improving gene therapy for Cystic Fibrosis.
Facial maths say doppelgangers doubtful
Many people believe they have a doppelganger; someone else walking the planet that is completely identical to them.
Locals looking for artificial consciousness
While tech experts around the world seek the next level of artificial intelligence, an Australian team is hunting something harder to define – artificial consciousness.
New kids' commissioner for WA
After three years without, WA has a Commissioner for Children and Young People once again.
School data hack used in Opposition attack
Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones has confirmed that over 600 Department of Education records have been accessed illegally.
Unemployment makes healthy drop
Unemployment in Australia has taken a somewhat surprising dive in new figures released this week.