Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - December, 2017
New research suggests the ill-effects of the Industrial Revolution are still being felt 200 years later.
The Federal Government has announced $70 million will be spent to replace Australia’s highest performance research supercomputer, Raijin.
Uni funding freeze looms
The Federal Government has announced a funding freeze for universities aimed at saving over $2 billion.
ACOSS calls for cashless re-think
ACOSS wants the Senate to reject the cashless welfare card program.
Catholic teachers vote down deal
Catholic school teachers in the ACT and NSW have rejected a proposed new employment agreement.
Mixed views on phonics plan
The Federal Government is having a tough time convincing the states to adopt a Year 1 phonics test.
Sydney Uni launches ancient view
Australian experts have programmed 20 years’ worth of research into a virtual reality recreation of an ancient Cypriot theatre.
WA makes deep school cuts
The WA Government has announced $64 million worth of education spending cuts.
Ancient Australian lion uncovered
Scientists have discovered a species of marsupial lion in that has been extinct for at least 19 million years.
IBAC uncovers big TAFE scam
Victoria’s corruption watchdog has found evidence of a $2 million TAFE scam.
New money for health lessons
Women's health groups have secured better menstrual health education to raise awareness about endometriosis.
New plan concerns charities
Charities, NGOs and research groups are unhappy about the Federal Government’s proposed foreign donations crackdown.
Poor sleep cycle outlined
Research has identified a cycle in which children who sleep badly are more likely to act out, and acting out means they are more likely to sleep badly.
STEM grant for Indigenous transition
The University of Melbourne is using a large grant to support Indigenous students on their journey from high school to the workplace.
Education cuts coming in WA
The WA Education Department is cutting almost 200 positions from its central and regional offices.
Audit slams TAFE SA
A scathing audit of TAFE SA has revealed substandard courses and led to calls for management to resign.
CSIRO hopes to open ocean science
CSIRO has launched a new book to explain the crucial role oceans play in the lives of all Australians.
Diet-psychosis link outlined
New research reiterates the link between body and mind, or in this case – nutrition and psychosis.