Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2017
Linda Burney wants the referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Constitution to be “winnable”.
Fear found in gut-brain link
Scientists have linked gut bacteria to anxiety disorders – bringing new meaning to the term ‘butterflies in the stomach’.
Vaccination rules reviewed
Australia’s unique 'No Jab No Pay' and 'No Jab No Play' policies could have unintended consequences that need to be assessed, experts say.
Allergy changes tracked
Australian children are outgrowing some allergies, but there continues to be remarkably high rates of allergic disease.
Brain cells trained on chip
ANU researchers are building a brain-on-a-chip – a system of circuits made out of brain cells.
UN survey expands forest knowledge
Researchers have discovered 467 million hectares of previously unreported forest.
Upgrades set for Memorial and Musuem
The Australian War Memorial and National Museum have expansion on their minds ...
Baby bugs come partly from mums
Experts say bacteria in mother’s breast milk may help to seed the infant gut.
Broken Hill lead studied in detail
Researchers say they have solid proof that current mining operations are responsible for lead contamination.
Email rage sacking backed
The FWC says Murdoch University was justified in dismissing an employee who sent vicious expletive-laden emails to the ABS.
Fiery mistake destroys historic plants
An irreplaceable set of plant specimens has been destroyed by Australian biosecurity officers.
Betting ban to bookend big games
The Federal Government is banning gambling advertising before 8:30pm during live sporting events.
Catholic funding criticised
A new report has labelled governance structures at NSW Catholic schools “flawed” and “inadequate”.
NSW review warns of steep rise
NSW’s acting auditor-general Ian Goodwin has flagged an increase in class sizes.
Preschool subsidy propped up
The Commonwealth says it will maintain funding for a guaranteed 15 hours a week of preschool for four-year-olds.
Embattled HRC boss awarded
Outgoing Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs has won a freedom of speech award.
School money reshuffled
The Federal Government has unveiled plans for ‘Gonski 2.0’, a re-jig of recent school funding models.
Uni money tightened
University students will pay up to $3600 more for their degrees under a proposed tertiary education overhaul.
UTS launches tech lab
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has launched a new high-tech research lab.