Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2020
A new study looks at the value people place on having their genome sequenced for medical purposes.
Implants allow blind to 'see'
Researchers are working on new prosthetics that restore sight by delivering visual information directly to the brain.
New deal to spare uni sackings
Universities are in talks with unions over enterprise agreements to keep them running during the COVID-19 crisis.
Survey launched for locked-in teens
Researchers want to talk to teens in COVID-19 lockdown for a mental health impact study.
Dutton seeks ASIO boost
The Federal Government has introduced laws that would allow ASIO to question 14-year-old children.
Blockchain applied to irrigation
Experts are investigating blockchain technologies for water markets.
Research sector hit predicted
A new study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s research sector.
CCC probe checks Trad's call
A corruption probe that has already cost Queensland MP Jackie Trad the deputy premiership is getting underway.
Emails pull PM into sports rorts
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has provided new details in the ongoing ‘sports rorts’ saga.
ICAC looking at uni VC
ICAC is investigating allegations of improper conduct by the University of Adelaide’s vice-chancellor.
Nearly half live in hotspots
A new study warns that up to three billion people live in areas that will be too hot for humans within 50 years.
Sleeping brain seen 'replaying'
Scientists have observed a brain organising new thoughts as its host body sleeps.
Apprentice pipeline impacted
Hundreds of apprentices have been stood down in recent weeks, and the number of advertised positions has dwindled.
ABC declines for decades
The ABC has lost over $350 million a year in funding since 1985, a new report shows.
Alarm over cyber gaps
Federal MPs have issued a strong warning over Australia's cybersecurity issues.
Experts warn that contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis.
Male health reluctance studied
A new report suggests men might not be more reluctant to see a doctor than women are.