Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - October, 2021
Alarming rates of youth-onset type 2 diabetes have emerged among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in northern Australia.
Call for MRFF openness
Experts say the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) needs more scrutiny.
Cheap tech for cell studies
A new program could allow people to explore single cells in virtual reality for less than $10.
Papers hint at TAFE sale
Internal documents suggest the NSW Government is moving to sell off 19 TAFE properties.
New plan to fight child abuse
The Federal Government has launched the ‘National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse’.
Hope reigns in zero plan
Australia’s net-zero emissions ‘plan’ pins its hopes to technologies that do not yet exist.
Plans for tighter parental checks
The Federal Government wants social media companies to obtain parental permission before creating accounts for kids.
COVID calculator goes live
Experts have launched a calculator to help people understand their risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination.
Billions issued in closed grants
A review has found $25 billion in Coalition grants have been made through closed processes with no competitors.
Military motives reviewed
Experts have looked at the drivers of the last 10,000 years of military technology development.
School Delta data revealed
Researchers have revealed the data informing the return of students to classrooms in Victoria.
Faecal studies slammed
Researchers have blown the whistle on faecal transplant studies that may produce misleading and false positive results.
Moon's history padded out
The Moon appears to have been volcanically 'alive' for much longer than previously thought.
Juukan probe calls for protection
An inquiry into the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rock shelters has called for new laws to protect sacred sites.
NSW funds DV refuges
The NSW Government says it is spending almost $500 million on 75 new domestic violence refuges.
Smart slides detect cancer
Australian researchers have demonstrated smart microscope slides that can detect cancer.
Teacher sues over student assaults
A Queensland teacher is taking the state’s education department to court after being assaulted by students.