Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2019
The Defence Force is spending over $5 million on studies of artificially intelligent weaponry.
Principals report high school violence
Almost half of all school principals were threatened with violence in 2018.
Three hit in ANSTO spill
Three staff at a government nuclear facility have been decontaminated after a chemical spill.
Anger receptors start early
The part of the brain we use to process angry voices is at work in babies as young as six months old, according to international researchers.
Redress hold-outs revealed
Over 100 institutions have been implored to join the National Redress Scheme for victims of child sexual abuse.
Steps taken on SKA quest
Australian experts have designed the local infrastructure for the world’s largest radio telescope.
ACOSS wants disability probe
The Australian Council of Social Service wants a Royal Commission into abuse suffered by people with disabilities.
App aimed at ES health
Local experts want emergency service workers to be better equipped for the mental health challenges of their roles.
Business wants to keep casuals
Crossbench senators are being pushed defend protections for casual workers.
Adelaide school zones changed
Parents have slammed an SA Government decision to reduce the size of selection zones around Adelaide's two city high schools.
Cervical cancer fix mapped
Researchers say the global elimination of cervical cancer is “within reach”.
Labor outlines school plans
Labor has made two significant education pledges ahead of the next federal election.
Teachers push back on banks
After decades of Dollarmites, teachers now want big banks out of their classrooms.
GetUp cleared of party links
Progressive activist group GetUp has been declared independent of political parties.
Anti-vax ad spend detailed
The Federal Government is spending millions to fight anti-vaccination campaigns.
Game/behaviour link checked
A British study has found no link between violent video games and players behaving violently themselves.
Big prints lifted in Winton
Another ground-breaking prehistoric discovery has been made in the Queensland town of Winton.
Mars mission wrapped
NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars.
SA learning stats concerning
More than half of South Australia's Year 1 students do not meet the standards for early reading.
Council votes for MP ban
Whitsunday Regional Council has passed a motion to ban MP Jason Costigan from visiting schools.