Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - July, 2015
Experts say sports betting is becoming a normal social practice, but could potentially lead to peer pressure and risky gambling behaviour.
Big boost for young rural workforce
The South Australian Government has put up $2 million for 57 regional youth local government traineeships.
New commissioner to provoke real LGBTI change
Rowena Allen has been appointed Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, and is set to champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) Victorians within the Government.
Household help to hit green goals
Experts say Australia can achieve zero net emissions by 2050, living within its recommended carbon budget and using technologies that exist today, while still growing the economy.
IP innovation in GovHack 2015
GovHack has returned for 2015, with the competition bringing 1,800 people together to innovate, collaborate and apply their creative skills to open government data.
Cops in class to calm violent school
One New South Wales school is taking new steps to stem rising violence; posting police inside its gates.
New group to boost research returns
A former Rio Tinto executive from outside the academic world will lead the Federal Government’s research training system review.
Study digs up educational use for Minecraft
Research shows teachers can use the hugely popular computer game Minecraft to help teach maths, design, art and geography.
Teacher stress levels could lead to greater danger
A new report has investigated the health and safety concerns of Australian educators.
Three-prongs to spot and avoid suicide
Mental health experts are working on new risk assessments which they say could help reduce suicide.
Australian archive to stash digital art
Australian works of digital literature will soon be collected and preserved by Canberra’s National Library of Australia (NLA), after new legislation was adopted by Federal Parliament.
Blind hike tests tech limits
A group of blind hikers has crossed a French mountain range in a bold test of a new GPS system.
Experts push for party drug to cross over
A Melbourne pharmacist and a leading doctor have called for serious conversation about legalising and regulating currently illicit narcotics.
ACT teachers get workable deal
The ACT Education Union has agreed to a revised pay deal for Canberra public school teachers, after more than a year of tough negotiations.
Apprentice network to smooth transition
The Federal Government has launched the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) this week, which it says will help get more students into apprenticeships.
Balloons floated as new learning tool
Researchers say science education could soar with the help of high-altitude balloons.
Cost of living pushes more to the margin
Research shows one in seven New South Wales children are now living in poverty.
Gonski gone, disadvantage deepens
New research has found that that school funding in its current state is “politically, financially and educationally unsustainable”.
Saudi prince to spread incredible wealth
Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has promised his entire $US32 billion ($41.8 billion) fortune to charitable projects.