Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2019
Dozens of top professors have condemned Murdoch University for suing a whistleblower.
New dino bones discovered
The bones of a huge-clawed predatory dinosaur have been discovered in Victoria.
PM slams protests
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed the “indulgent and selfish” practice of people boycotting companies ...
Mental costs counted
The Productivity Commission says schools should employ “mental health and wellbeing” counsellors for children.
Human origin narrowed
A new study attempts to pinpoint the origin of modern humans with the greatest accuracy yet.
KPMG measures return benefits
KPMG says Australia can generate 30,000 additional workdays per week for the economy by getting mums back into work.
Prof sacked in retraction spree
A Swinburne University researcher has been sacked after having dozens of papers retracted.
Harassment high in retail
A new report finds nearly half of young retail workers report being sexually harassed.
Health studies lack good stats
Experts say medical research is threatened by a lack of investment in stats.
Mental expectancies measured
New research suggests people with mental disorders have a life expectancy up to a decade shorter than the general population.
Age linked to ADHD risk
Young mothers may have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Quantum rig tops supercomputer
Quantum computing has reportedly reached a new milestone, massively outstripping the speed of a classical supercomputer.
Face database rejected
Federal Parliament’s security and intelligence committee has rejected plans for a central identity database ...
NSW school focus shifting
A review has found the NSW senior curriculum is too dense and should focus less on the HSC.
Apps studied behind the wheel
A road safety survey has revealed Snapchat is a major threat to drivers.
Laser light for scalable quantum CPU
Researchers have opened a new avenue to quantum computing with a breakthrough experiment: a large-scale quantum processor made entirely of light.
Shipwreck scanned for VR dive
Australian computer scientists have helped create a 360-degree virtual dive tour of Iceland’s oldest shipwreck.
NAPLAN switch marked
The body in charge of NAPLAN has given itself a pass mark, despite problems plaguing the move to online testing.
Top honours for leading minds
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science 2019 winners have been announced.
Condoms could cut carbon
Experts say effective contraception could reduce future greenhouse gas emissions.