Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - August, 2019
Education Queensland is being sued by the family of a boy with ADHD, after his school restrained him for ‘aggressive’ acts.
Andrews plugs space jobs
Questions have been asked about the ability of Australia’s new space agency to create jobs.
La Trobe plugs high-tech changes
La Trobe University is pushing to become Victoria's first carbon-neutral tertiary facility.
Official look at Chinese influence
A new Federal Government taskforce will look at Chinese influence at Australian universities.
SA blood lead spikes
The average amount of lead in the blood of Port Pirie children is up 45 per cent this year.
Feds want tech terror measures
The Federal Government has announced it will look at ISP-level site-blocking of ‘dangerous material’.
MP's report shows prison rise
A new report finds the proportion of Indigenous Australians in prison has doubled in thirty years.
Chinese course ditched
The New South Wales Education Department has scrapped a Chinese Government language program.
DNA re-jigged to store data
Researchers have turned living cells into computers, using DNA for information processing and storage.
Money classes could help many
Experts say reform to Australia’s personal finance sector is vital for the future wellbeing of Australian society.
Chinese reliance questioned
Experts have warned of a “catastrophic” downturn in Chinese students at Australian universities.
Bikes top head knock stats
A new study has found more children suffer head injuries playing recreational sport than team sport.
Locals spot black hole chomp
Australian scientists may have been the first to witness the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.
Both sexes struggle to multitask
Research suggests multitasking is just as hard for women as it is for men.
Police adopt DV app
Victoria Police has launched a mobile app to help assess risk in family violence matters.
Movement linked to school boost
Experts say marching, wiggling and tapping a beat helps young children to develop their self-regulation skills and improve school readiness.
NSW cap questioned
New South Wales is cracking down on school enrolment caps and out-of-area enrolments in a bid to stop parents ‘school shopping’.
Sector slowed by skills gap
A skills shortage could put Australia’s infrastructure pipeline in danger.