Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - December, 2020
Experts have criticised universities’ rabid desire for higher global rankings.
ACOSS warns of crucial choice
ACOSS says now is crucial time for Australia to choose between favouring the rich or saving the poor.
CCC called on Curtin
WA’s corruption watchdog has been called on to investigate a ‘cover-up culture’ at Curtin University.
Galactic link spotted
Australian researchers have observed a 50-million-light-year-long galaxy filament ...
Apology after uni letter fail
A government authority has apologised for accidentally telling 24,000 year 12 students that they are “ineligible” for university.
UK moves to keep comments
The UK is planning to regulate social media firms over their content removal practices.
Aboriginal leadership urged
A new report calls for benchmarks for leadership by Aboriginal women and girls.
Cashless card extended
The Federal Government has failed to make the cashless welfare program permanent, but has won an extension.
New debt deals questioned
Incentives for Centrelink’s new debt collectors have revived Robodebt concerns.
Science rains from passing probe
A Japanese space capsule has landed in outback South Australia, packed with samples from a distant asteroid.
WMO warns of record heat
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says 2020 is on track to be one of three warmest years on record.
NBN waiver celebrated
A new report says consumers have seen record broadband speeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate risks extend to rich
A new report finds no country – whether rich or poor – is immune from the health impacts of worsening climate change.
State boots banks from school
Victoria has banned Commonwealth’s Dollarmites scheme and other “low-quality” school banking programs.
Young self-harm studied
A disturbing new study has found evidence of self-harm among primary school children
City scraps offensive display
Ballarat is ditching Australia Day fireworks in favour of a Survival Day dawn ceremony.