Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - June, 2017
Research suggests more Australian teenagers are viewing porn and doing so at a younger age than ever.
Vaccine levels investigated
Experts say the Federal Government’s ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy could unfairly penalise families in the lowest-income areas.
Vic TAFE probe begins
Victoria’s corruption watchdog is looking into suspicious conduct at a regional Victorian TAFE.
Soft drink tax may not hurt much
Research suggests the benefits of a soft drink tax could outweigh the costs to disadvantaged groups.
Snapshot shows changing nation
Experts have highlighted a number of interesting points in the Census ...
'Pink collar' stereotypes outlined
Research suggests men working in fields typically considered to be female-dominated are vulnerable to negative gender stereotypes.
Fluid gives foetuses a taste of outside
A mother’s uterine fluid can give a growing foetus information on the outside world.
Liberal site for 'woke generation'
Australia’s Liberal party has launched a new website modelled after rival campaigning organisations such as Getup!.
NSW goes for growth measures
Health clinics and hospitals will start weighing children as part of new anti-obesity measures.
Schooling central to Indigenous gaps
Experts say closing the Indigenous education gap would improve health outcomes as well.
Hanson slammed for classroom stance
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has been near-universally condemned for saying students with disabilities should not be in mainstream classes.
New Gonski going ahead
The Federal Government's $23.5 billion ‘Gonski 2.0’ school funding package has passed the Senate ...
Sleep study backs teen habits
Research suggests teenagers really do need to sleep in longer than adults.
STEM stereotypes hurt
A new study says masculine stereotypes of STEM subjects corrupt the self-concept of female students and their career aspirations.
Societal risks largely missed
A new study warns Australia has drastically underestimated the threat of climate change.
Labor baulks at language test
The Opposition says it will not support the Federal Government’s proposed citizenship changes.
Supercomputer needs support
The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)’s Raijin supercomputer has been ranked Australia’s fastest.
Call for teleheath continuity
Advocates want to make sure funding for important telehealth services stays strong.
Foetal alcohol effects checked
Children with FASD are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves ...
Puberty linked to poor circumstances
Social and economic disadvantage could be an evolutionary trigger for children to hit early puberty.
'Bludger' map dubbed misleading
The Coalition has released a list of welfare “bludger hotspots” across the country.