Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2019
Academy adds new fellows
Ground-breaking Australian scientists have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.
AEU undoes support
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is reportedly reversing its support of Tasmania’s latest teacher pay deal.
QUT takes on concussion study
The US Department of Defence is funding a concussion study in Queensland.
NAPLAN tests checked
An official inquiry will look at technical issues plaguing the NAPLAN school tests.
Service Australia to bring tech boost
The Federal Government is setting up a new agency called Service Australia.
CSU conditions questioned
Students are concerned that conditions placed on Charles Sturt University’s registration will damage student credibility.
Screen time sleep loss studied
Research suggests teens' sleep patterns can be improved by reducing blue light exposure ...
Sub-sea telescope taking shape
Local scientists are building a huge underwater telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea to study rays from space.
Councils prep for Reconciliation Week
NSW councils are preparing to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.
Genes compressed in lab-born life
Researchers have found a way to compress the genetic code of synthetic organisms.
Health pledges should be kept
The newly-returned Morrison Government should be held to account for massive health promises.
New clinic for high school help
Australian experts have set up Australia’s first psychology outreach clinic for high school students.
Tech firms make terror pledge
Tech giants have pledged to work with governments and each other to combat the threat of violent extremism on the internet.
Private school funding soars
Government funding to private schools has grown by far more than public schools over the decade to 2017.
'Trust' measures slammed
Australian scientists say the internet’s ‘trustability’ protocols are severely broken.
Kids seen in adult cells
Concern has been raised about children being “held like caged animals” in police watch houses ...
Mental health genes revealed
Local researchers have identified 70 previously unknown genes that contribute to people developing serious mental health disorders.
Prison effectiveness questioned
A new study suggests prison sentences do not significantly reduce rates of future violent crime.