Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - September, 2020
The WA Government is establishing a new whole-of-government Cyber Security Operations Centre.
CDU cuts staff and subjects
Charles Darwin University (CDU) has revealed plans to cut 5 per cent of its workforce.
Feds fund new places
The Federal Government says $326 million will pay for 12,000 new places at Australian universities.
Head knocks compensated
An AFL player has received a $1.4 million insurance payout for concussion damage.
More Mars water revealed
Queensland researchers have found evidence of a patchwork of salty lakes below the surface of Mars.
Food apps back good choices
Experts say food-focused phone apps can help families make healthier choices.
TikTok offers deeper view
TikTok has told the Australian government it will open up its source code for inspection.
DFAT speaks on veto plans
Reports say a federal agency has attempted to calm universities’ concerns about foreign veto plans.
Police accused of political gag
University staff have criticised NSW Police for being “undemocratic” and suppressing freedom of speech.
Time travel kinks smoothed
Paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible, according to the mathematical modelling of a prodigious student.
NBN upgrades announced
After several years and billions spent on an inferior NBN, the Federal Government is now planning improvements.
ACCC facing off over news
The ACCC is standing firm against Facebook’s threat to block news content.
Drunk worm helps bag prize
Australian researchers have won the prestigious Ig Nobel in Physics for a bizarre experiment involving a drunk worm and a subwoofer.
Jobs propped up at NYU
Staff at the Australian campus of New York University are reportedly on JobKeeper subsidies, while Australian institutions miss out.
SA scheme struggles
The Federal Government is trying new measures to get foreign students back to Australia.
Viking spread studied
DNA analysis shows the movements of Vikings outside Scandinavia, as they pillaged Britain and Europe.
Interference office suggested
Tensions between Canberra and Beijing have led some to suggest Australia should have a dedicated foreign interference commissioner.
ANSTO aids cheap carbonation
New mineral-recovery techniques could make some low-grade mines more viable.