Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - July, 2019
HILDA shows income decline
The HILDA survey suggests conditions are not improving for most Australians.
Studies show rapid rise
Recent warming events have been unmatched in the past 2,000 years, according to international and Australian researchers.
Anonymised data unwound
Researchers say it is becoming easier to identify individuals from anonymised data.
Centrelink data-matching again
Centrelink will do more data-matching to find suspected welfare fraud.
Skipped meals common on Newstart
A new survey finds 80 per cent of Newstart recipients have to skip meals.
ACCC wants eyes on tech giants
The ACCC has proposed more scrutiny of tech giants Facebook and Google.
Conspiracy videos 'hijack' science
Research shows most of the videos about geo-engineering on YouTube do not reflect the scientific consensus and propagate popular conspiracy theories.
Genetics tops retraction stats
Genetics papers are being retracted at a rate 8 times higher than any other life sciences, due to an increase in copycats.
NSW defends CUC spend
The NSW Government has defended education grants that its own treasury finds “unlikely” to provide value.
Climate calls continue
New independent MP Zali Steggall is calling for a nationwide climate emergency declaration – a push already undertaken by dozens of local governments.
Liberal MP backs Indigenous bid
A new Liberal MP has become the latest conservative to back an Indigenous advisory body in the constitution.
Rights linked to population health
Nations with stronger women's rights appear to have better health and faster population growth.
Jobs stats at steady low
The unemployment rate remains at 5.2 per cent, despite the creation of 500 jobs in June.
Students upset at ATAR switch
Queensland students claim their grades have dropped in the move to the ATAR system.
Anorexia genes uncovered
Australian researchers have helped identify genes associated with anorexia.
Autism study shows early effect
A pre-emptive intervention for babies with early signs of autism appears successful.
Federation Drought reviewed
CSIRO has discovered Australia’s ‘once in a century drought’ in the early 1900s caused mass ecosystem collapse.
Scans show parenting predecessors
New research has uncovered the parenting habits of one of our earliest ancestors.
Unis respond to surveillance claims
Two Australian universities have been linked to technology used to carry out mass human rights abuses.