Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2017
Criminal response making ice worse
Experts say treating the ice 'epidemic' as a criminal problem rather than a health issue has made it worse.
Ancient DNA still makes changes
While it has been 50,000 years since the last Human-Neanderthal mating, we may still be haunted by our ancient predecessors.
Empowerment hung on recognition
Traditional owners across the Top End say they feel “invisible” without constitutional recognition.
Poor punished by penalty change
The Fair Work Commission has cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.
HSC switching to formal physics
The New South Wales Higher School Certificate syllabus has had its biggest overhaul in 16 years.
Drink tax push continues
Obesity experts say that if we have controls on alcohol and tobacco, we should have them on sugary drinks too.
Aurukun overstatement reviewed
Reports say the Aurukun primary school massively overstated its student numbers by accident.
New review sees SA school closed
The Islamic College of South Australia has lost funding, after it failed to meet conditions imposed by the federal Education and Training Department.
Social fund to back emerging enterprise
The Victorian government has put up $5 million to fund social enterprise projects.
Vic teacher strike lining up
Victorian teachers are preparing to strike to break stalled pay and workload negotiations.
Star burst caught early
Scientists have captured the very early stages of a supernova; the violent explosion of a star in a nearby galaxy.
Experts urge action on fat
Health experts say the lack of a strong approach to the Australian obesity epidemic is ‘unacceptable’.
Meningococcal W response rising
Victoria has become the third Australian state to offer free meningococcal W vaccines for school students.
Health and research lose leading figure
Australia has lost one of its greatest contributors to public health ...