Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2018
Queensland has become the third state to commit to a national redress scheme for survivors of sexual abuse in government-run institutions.
Gonski calls for big shift
The new Gonski report says Australia's school curriculum should be changed to focus to individual student achievements.
NBN makes uni links
NBN Co has announced major collaborations with the University of Melbourne (UoM) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
New funds for local supercomputer
The Federal Government has put up $70 million for a “next generation” supercomputer.
Cities swamped by students
New figures suggest Australia’s cities are struggling to handle the influx of international students.
Quantum effect scaled up
A mind-bending physics experiment has demonstrated quantum entanglement in massive objects.
Finkel finds ATAR ineffective
The chief scientist has described Australia’s university admissions test as “outdated” and “largely irrelevant”.
ACL injuries rising
Australia has the highest reported rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the world, and the rate is rising.
New site seeks cancer data
Twiggy Forrest has launched a universal database for cancer patients to share their medical records.
Queensland keeping facial tech
The Queensland Government is keeping facial recognition software installed for the Commonwealth Games in place, but will not say when it will be used.
SA offers flu jabs
All Australian states are now offering free flu jabs to children under five, with South Australia becoming the last to get on board.
Telehealth innovator gets venture funds
A CSIRO firm has secured funding for its advanced video telehealth platform.
International student rates rise
International students now make up more than a quarter of enrolments at some universities.
PM calls for country med school
Nationals leader Michael McCormack wants a new regional medical school to help address rural doctor shortages.
STEMM gap set to last
Research shows that without further interventions, the gender gap in STEMM is very likely to persist for generations.
Strange claims trigger UQ inquiry
The University of Queensland is looking into claims that its researchers have promoted an alleged cult ...
Advisors lacking academic backing
The financial services royal commission has heard just over a third of financial advisers hold a related university degree.
NASA launches new planet-spotter
NASA is launching a new planet-hunting probe on the back of a SpaceX rocket this week.
Digital hub for satellite data
Experts have created a new outlet to access up-to-date satellite data at the click of a button.
Health tracked in changing climate
Australia is joining a global initiative tracking progress on health and climate change.
NAPLAN writing criticised
A new report claims the NAPLAN writing test is flawed and could harm students’ writing.