Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2017
More than 100 Natural World Heritage Sites are being destroyed by encroaching human activities.
Plain packs push good health
Research suggests plain packaging and warning labels are motivating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit smoking.
Berejiklian re-jig revealed
New NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has dumped senior MPs in favour of fresh blood.
Meningococcal jabs hit WA
Western Australia will soon become the first state to offer free meningococcal vaccinations for teenagers aged 15 to 19.
Services extended with tele-help
A new partnership should help address inequities in health services for rural and remote areas.
Accolade for advancing stem science
Biomolecular science professor Alan Mackay-Sim has been named Australian of the Year.
Expert slams feminine physics
Quantum physicist Michelle Simmons says Australian physics lessons have become too ‘feminised’.
Pig shells for human cells
Scientists are investigating the idea of growing replacement human organs inside pigs.
Ultranet waste detailed
Victoria’s corruption watchdog has detailed the mind-bending waste of money that was the ‘Ultranet’ online education portal.
Holograms floated on fibres
Physicists have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved.
Pirate probe shows no fear
A new study has looked at whether the fear of punishment influences peoples’ pirate behaviour.
RACP slams unsporting booze ads
The RACP wants alcohol companies to be banned from sponsoring cricket.
Catch the Fire fundraising doused
Repressive religious ministry Catch the Fire has had its charity status revoked...
Low grad stats revealed
Stats show only two thirds of Australian university students will graduate within six years.
Tassie school takes power prize
Tasmania’s Huonville High School has won an international renewable energy prize worth $US100,000 ($133,000).
Future unclear for welfare card
The Social Services Department has not decided whether to expand trials of the cashless welfare card.
Locals perform quantum forecast
Scientists are getting a fix on bizarre movements in the quantum world.
Questions left for unsettled science
Recent climate progress is positive, but the claim that the ‘science is settled’...
Asbestos list marks start of repairs
Queensland Government documents have revealed that dozens of state schools are riddled with asbestos.