Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2018
Students across the country have gone on strike and held protests over the lack of political action to address climate change.
SA teachers take to streets
Teachers have walked off the job and swarmed South Australia’s Education Department ...
Baby gene change "dangerous"
There is great concern this week about reports that the world’s first genetically edited babies have been born in China.
Colonial climate effects observed
Researchers have found evidence of changes in climate coinciding with the first wave of European settlement of Australia.
Air pollution linked to kids' disability
Australian-led research has found air pollution may increase the risk of intellectual disabilities in kids.
Class action over telco trainees
A major NBN supplier has been targeted by a $400 million class action.
Drones flown for shark data
Drones are being used to provide a new perspective into shark behaviour.
QLD launches local space race
Australia has made its first commercial rocket launch with a craft sent skyward from rural Queensland.
Scientists spell out election aims
The Australian Academy of Science has outlined its priorities for the 2019 federal election.
Gaps grow despite push for equity
Australia’s decade-long ‘education revolution’ appears to have disadvantaged many public schools.
New brain region detailed
An Australian neuroscientist has discovered a previously unknown area in the human brain.
Students to strike for climate
School kids are going on strike next week to protest climate inaction.
University assault body shelved
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan has reportedly put aside plans for a taskforce to scrutinise university responses to sexual assault and harassment.
Giant plant database posted
International researchers have produced the world's first global vegetation database ...
Paid parental changes proposed
A new plan would see families gain greater flexibility with how they use paid parental leave entitlements.
Big write-off for education IT
The federal education department has written off nearly $10 million from its failed national apprenticeship management IT system.
Hospital name vote questioned
Questions are being asked about the credibility of the Queensland government’s poll to change the name of the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.
NDIS stats show positive results
Over 200,000 Australians are now on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and almost all report positive experiences.
ARC grants face new test
The next rounds of research grants have been delayed while the Government applies its new “national interest” test.
AUSTRAC issues non-profit warning
Financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC has warned non-profits are vulnerable to terrorist infiltration and exploitation.