Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2017
Aboriginal leader and Labor senator Pat Dodson says the Community Development Programme (CDP) work-for-the-dole scheme is a “national shame”.
States to maintain Gonski fight
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has joined Labor and the Greens in criticising the revised Gonski school funding plan.
New tech expands human story
New genomic tools are enabling researchers to overturn long-held beliefs about the origins of populations.
ANU insider makes corruption claim
A whistle-blower says corruption at the Australian National University has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Careers Australia collapsing
A major vocational education provider has gone into voluntary administration.
SA and NT join for rural boost
The Northern Territory and South Australia are joining forces to bid collectively for new services.
Expert plugs crypto-conservation
A Swedish ecologist has proposed a crypto-anarchist approach to environmental protection.
Mental help in trans treatment
West Australian researchers say giving trans or gender diverse kids hormone to suppress puberty can improve their mental health.
Science makes art of sea floor
Oceanographers want people to appreciate the beauty and mystery of the deep sea floor.
Forrest drops major money
Mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest has announced a $400 million philanthropic donation.
Expert wants care rate cut
Experts say we need to ask difficult questions about how to reduce the number of Australian children in out-of-home care.
NCI buying next-gen gear
Australia has purchased two high-performance storage solutions to provide an advanced data platform for researchers.
Visa change risks local research
Medical research could already be suffering under Australia’s new visa laws.
WA to ban unvaccinated students
The WA Government is looking to ban unvaccinated kids from childcare centres.
Wikipedia joins fair use fight
Wikipedia has changed its Australian front page to raise awareness of copyright reform.
Anti-bullying classes kept
South Australia has launched its own version of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program.
Cave confirms 50,000 year presence
Evidence from a remote cave on Australia’s north coast has confirmed human occupation of the region 50,000 years ago.
Little love for new funding deal
State education ministers are standing against the Turnbull government’s new school funding model.
Cashless card progress slowing
Plans to expand the cashless welfare card scheme could struggle to pass Parliament.