Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2018
Australia’s top coral expert has been acknowledged for his courage in promoting science.
City hayfever watch goes live
A new project will help Brisbane residents with hayfever and seasonal asthma keep a check on levels of grass pollen in the air.
New school adds to maths appreciation
A new institute has been launched to transform the cultural status of mathematics in Australia.
SA joins school funding deal
South Australia has signed up to the Federal Government's new schools funding agreement.
Devil effort seeks new funds
A crowdfunding campaign aimed at one of Australia’s most iconic but endangered animals has been launched this week.
Face-matching flaw outlined
Australia’s new face-matching system will be prone to misreading non-Caucasian faces, experts say.
Booze ads still reaching kids
Research suggests alcohol advertising restrictions are unlikely to reduce young people’s exposure to alcohol marketing.
Borneo images among world's oldest
Australian researchers have dated some of the oldest known figurative art.
Schools fight for holy homophobia
Anglican schools are pushing to keep discriminating on the basis of sexuality.
NSW launches state school boost
The New South Wales Government has announced a new $712 million fund for public schools.
Gender reassignment rises
The number of children seeking gender reassignment surgery is surging, stats suggest.
Health system suicide studied
Experts say systemic change is needed to tackle suicide in the health workforce.
Rubella success celebrated
Australia’s elimination of rubella is a powerful sign that that vaccinations work, according to health minister Greg Hunt.
SA told to re-awaken sleep lab
A petition with over 2,000 signatures has urged SA to re-open a sleep laboratory at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Ancient teeth give climate data
A set of 250,000-year-old teeth have revealed unprecedented detail about ancient children.
Foreign worker rip-offs counted
Around a third of Australia’s foreign workers earn $12 an hour or less.
VR needles for dental training
A new program is giving dental students a unique opportunity to practice administering injections in a virtual reality environment.