Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2020
The Federal Government says some survivors of child sexual abuse have died waiting for redress scheme payments.
Some help for temp teachers
A big shift in the Australian school system is leaving thousands of casual and temporary teachers out of work.
Tehan offers re-opening money
The Federal Government has been accused of bribing schools to reopen by June.
Defence predicts pandemic response
A confidential Defence Department report last year predicted many of the shortages and behaviours of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reef heat prompts re-evaluation
Climate change and warming seas are making decades of conservation knowledge less useful.
Fundamental force may change
New measurements suggest that laws of nature are not as constant as previously thought.
COVID app launched
The Federal Government has launched its COVIDSafe tracking app, but has not provided the source code as promised.
Black hole jets inspected
Australian astronomers have been awarded more than 20 million hours of supercomputing time to study the influence of supermassive black holes on their host galaxies.
Science denial on risk list
A new report finds science denial is one of the greatest risks to humanity.
Turnbull book leak settled
Malcolm Turnbull's publishers have reached a settlement after a PMO worker shared pirated copies of his memoir.
Deakin details big hit
Deakin University says it expects to lose up to $300 million by the end of 2021, making redundancies inevitable.
Efforts slow species decline
A new database shows Australia’s threatened mammal numbers have declined by more than a third since the 1990s.
Macquarie making green moves
Macquarie University has signed a deal to switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity.
Panic-buying habits studied
Psychologists have launched a national research project investigating panic-buying behaviours.
Studies probe drought effect
Experts have taken a deep dive into the scientific and social impacts of droughts; past, present and future.
Bushfire studies funded
The Federal Government has put up $5 million for researchers to study the health impacts of bushfires.
Funding threat over Redress Scheme
The Victorian Government has threatened to deny funding to organisations that do not join the National Redress Scheme ...
Autism study finds brain stem link
Experts say abnormal brain stem activity might explain some of the attention issues seen in autism.
Privacy pledge for tracing app
The Federal Government is attempting to calm privacy fears over its new contact tracing app.
Sewers swept for virus data
Every flush of the toilet could soon play a role in tracking and stemming the spread of COVID-19.