Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - December, 2021
A new study warns that up to 1,500 languages may no longer be spoken by the end of this century.
New bug earns millipede title
The first true millipede - a bug with over 1,000 legs - has been discovered in Western Australia.
Schoolies seek entry concessions
Tens of thousands of school-leavers have filed for special entry to university next year.
Cultural laws pass in WA
WA Parliament has passed cultural heritage protection laws that may not work.
ARC shift looms
The Morrison Government is changing the Australian Research Council (ARC) funding process to promote its priorities.
Sacred protections questioned
Concern abounds after the Northern Territory awarded its largest ever groundwater licence.
Einstein's ideas hold
Australians have assisted in the most challenging tests yet of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Path open for improved Parliament
A recent review has provided powerful new tools for making Parliament safer.
VR fires boost response
Researchers have used virtual reality bushfires to study peoples’ responses.
Premier proposes big shift
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet wants the states to take over responsibility for child care.
Slavery framework to help locals
Many Australian businesses are still ignoring their role in modern slavery.
Fees wiped for outback health
The Federal Government has announced new plans to lure doctors and nurses to rural, regional and remote areas.
Mental boost for APY Lands
The SA Government is sending more mental health staff to be sent to APY Lands.
AI aids old maths
Experts are working with artificial intelligence to develop fundamentally new problem-solving techniques.
New site for hybrid thought
CSIRO says it is reimagining the concept of intelligence by bringing together the best of human and machine thinking.
Satellites showing missed emissions
Satellite data has raised some questions about official methane figures.
TGA backs under-12 regime
The TGA has provisionally approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds.
Huge fine for scam school
The Federal Court has ordered $153 million in penalties against Australian Institute of Professional Education (AIPE).