Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2018
A new report has identified serious gaps in the NDIS for people living with mental illness.
Perth schools flush pipes
Perth schools will flush their drinking water pipes in response to lead contamination concerns.
NAPLAN tech checks dumped
The Education Council has announced “robo-marking” will not be used to assess NAPLAN tests.
CSIRO signs up ocean drones
CSIRO has partnered with ocean technology start-up, Saildrone, to improve measurement and monitoring in Australian waters and the Southern Ocean.
High tech expert honoured
Quantum physicist Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons has been named Australian of the Year.
Brisbane sees after care stress
Advocates say parents are facing a significant shortage of after-school care places in Brisbane.
Election pledge for school shift
Victoria's Opposition wants to change the curriculum to focus on Western history and national pride.
Failings found in Tas. child protection
A new report has found most Tasmanian child protection notifications are not investigated for at least 29 days.
Fears raised on foreign reforms
Various groups have raised concerns about the Government’s planned foreign influence laws.
Jabs expanded after rates rise
Two states have launched free vaccination programs in response to outbreaks on opposite sides of the country.
QLD police plan faces legal queries
A civil liberties group has questioned a youth crime program in Mount Isa.
Rocks reveal ancient movements
Researchers have discovered rocks in northern Queensland that suggest part of northern Australia was actually part of North America, 1.7 billion years ago.
Green papers trimmed
Environmentalists say the Federal Government’s strategy to protect endangered plants and animals is “deeply inadequate” ...
New discoveries in Dead Sea Scrolls
One of the last remaining parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered.
ANZ and UTS seek AI underwriting
The University of Technology Sydney is working with ANZ to inject artificial intelligence into insurance underwriting.
Ex-official suing union
A former AEU official says bullying and harassment by the union have left him with severe mental injuries.
Uni teaching numbers drop
The number of Victorian students offered teaching courses has dropped since new entry standards came into force.
Stressed school leaders offered cheques
The NT Government is offering stressed school principals $600 to ease the strain.
First-years to feel uni cuts
Universities Australia says around 10,000 university places will go unfunded this year due to budget cuts.
Reef group slams researcher
A Queensland tourism lobby leader has described a leading Great Barrier Reef researcher as “a dick”.
Teen weed, drink and smokes drop
The consumption of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana has dropped among Australian teenagers.