Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - November, 2022
The latest Closing the Gap Report shows limited progress, with four targets on track, but another four going backwards.
NT raises criminal age
The Northern Territory is first Australian jurisdiction to raise its minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years.
Malaria expert honoured
Melbourne scientist Professor Alan Cowman has been awarded the CSL Florey Medal.
Reef risks danger listing
The UN has again raised concerns over the state of the Great Barrier Reef.
Study sees PTSD breakthrough
Exposure therapy combined with aerobic exercise could help reduce PTSD symptoms, a new study has found.
Lightning steps illuminated
An Australian researcher appears to have solved the mystery of why lightning zig-zags.
Teachers speak in safety survey
Twenty per cent of Tasmanian teachers say they do not feel safe in the workplace.
Unions staunch WA
The WA Government continues to grapple with industrial relations fights on several fronts.
Court hears Folbigg findings
DNA experts have addressed a hearing into Kathleen Folbigg’s convictions for killing her four children.
Experts release annual review
CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released the State of the Climate Report 2022.
Last meal echoes through ages
Scientists have discovered what one of Earth’s oldest animals had for its last meal.
Study quiets impulsive mice
Australian researchers have made a significant discovery in how the brain influences impulsive behaviour.
Tracking tech seldom used
Youth justice advocates have slammed the ‘e-carceration’ of young Queensland offenders.
WALLABY shows round galaxies
A radio telescope in remote Western Australia is building 3-dimensional maps of galaxies.
Teacher bias affects bullying
Researchers say unconscious bias and gender stereotypes are preventing teachers from intervening in bullying.
Funds to fight redress backlog
The Federal Government has pledged an extra $15 million to address a backlog in child abuse redress scheme.
Regional demand surveyed
Economists say demand for workers is one of the strongest ‘pull factors’ for regional movers.
CSIRO leader leaving
CSIRO says its long-serving chief Dr Larry Marshall will conclude his third and final term in June 2023.
Gene treatments advanced
Personalised, gene-edited immune cells have been used to treat cancer in humans for the first time.