Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2021
The Australian Sports Commission has its first ever female leader, with the appointment of Josephine Sukkar.
New funds for rural kids
The Federal Government has opened a new fund for child care services in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
New tech for NSW schools
Hundreds of regional schools in NSW will share in $366 million worth of tech upgrades.
Thumb origins studied
From using tools to texting, opposable thumbs have been a big hit with humanity, and new research may have uncovered just when these dexterous digits evolved.
Catholic schools get loose funds
NSW catholic schools have been given free rein on a $230 million taxpayer ‘slush fund’.
Payouts for asylum data leak
Home Affairs has been ordered to compensate asylum seekers over a data breach.
Big lag in COVID sequencing
Most countries have not embraced one of the most powerful tools in the fight against COVID-19.
Equal heft for old money
Researchers say they may have found one of the world’s earliest forms of standardised currency.
Google threats muted in EU
Google has again threatened to stop making its search engine available in Australia.
Tudge lumped with uni revival
Education Minister Alan Tudge says it will be “very difficult” to get many foreign students back this year.
SA satellite looms soon
The SA Government says it will send a locally manufactured satellite into orbit.
Tutor crews to fill learning gaps
The Victorian government is hiring thousands of public school tutors to help kids who fell behind while learning from home.
Unemployment slides to 6.6pc
A drop in Australia's unemployment level has been taken as an early sign of economic recovery.
NT picks 'Care' partners
The NT government has announced details of its $64 million child protection system overhaul.
Experts watch COVID decline
Analysts say Australia’s top universities will take up to four years to bounce back from COVID-19 damage.
Treasurer slams Google tests
The Treasurer has reacted to Google’s ‘experiment’ with Australian search results.
PS grads hit parity
Gender parity has been achieved across most of the public sector's graduate programs.