Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2020
Home-school numbers rise
The number of home-schooled children in Queensland has almost doubled in the last five years.
PM faces colour-coded questions
The Prime Minister has dodged questions about the ongoing ‘sports rorts’ scandal, as new details deepen the dodginess.
School support for SA victims
South Australia’s youngest bushfire victims will receive counselling and a backpack of supplies when they return to school next week.
Victoria AG wants OAM rescinded
Victoria's Attorney-General has called for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of her Order of Australia award.
New grants for greater understanding
New government grants are being offered for academics pursuing research on Australian history and culture.
Open letter demands action
Eighty of Australia's top academics have declared an “urgent need for deep cuts” to Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Christians fight health bill
Religious organisations are fighting moves to make gay conversion therapy a crime in Queensland.
Lead levels largely low
A new study suggests regulations designed to limit lead levels in children may be working.
Experts call for autism assistance
Advocates say children with autism languish unduly in emergency departments and mental health wards.
'Sports rort' scandal continues
Pressure is increasing on the Federal Government over the biased allocation of sports funds.
FAST telescope officially on
The world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope is ready to run.
Report calls for female force
A new independent national taskforce is tackling the significant deficit in the numbers of women studying engineering.
Trust drops in unequal world
A long-running study has found people no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life.
NDIS report finds big blocks
A review of the NDIS has found it is plagued with delays, frustrating and difficult to understand.
Fires hit education field
Australia’s catastrophic bushfires and smoke haze are presenting a risk for the nation's third most valuable export.