Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2022
A strip of seagrass off the coast of WA has been named the largest known plant on Earth.
Tobacco harms tallied
The WHO has published new stats on the damage tobacco causes to both the environment and human health.
Skills shift coming
Victoria’s skills minister says her state’s system should be replicated on a national scale.
High tech car site backed
The NSW Government has announced $9.5 million worth of funding to build the largest government-run autonomous vehicle testing site in the southern hemisphere.
Peanut genes probed
Australian researchers have discovered new details behind peanut allergy remission in children.
Schools graduate to VPP
New South Wales has launched the largest school-based renewable energy trial in Australia.
State stands cyber team
The WA Government has created a strike team to help departments and agencies to improve their cybersecurity posture.
COVID stress could flow to foetus
A small study suggests pandemic distress may affect foetal brain development.
CSIRO regrets CCS silence
One of Australia's leading science bodies says it should have been more vocal in its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Millions flow to medical quests
University of Sydney researchers have secured over $12 million in clinical trial funding.
Unis seek funding shift
University leaders are urging the new Labor government to prioritise funding issues.
PS exec misconduct revealed
A suspended Queensland deputy director-general has been found to have committed misconduct ...
VR tested in aged care
A new study suggests virtual reality has the power to transform the day-to-day lives of aged care residents.
WEHI team drives drug boost
Australian experts are pushing to reduce the high failure rates in drug discovery and development.
ATSE requests STEM focus
Tech advocates are urging the new Australian Government to urgently decarbonise the economy and invest in the STEM workforce.
Folbigg review secured
Australian academics have successfully pushed for the review of a historic murder case.
Go8 calls for focus
Australia’s biggest universities want the new federal government to focus on education as a major driver of economic growth.
JobKeeper drove school coffers
New analysis suggests many private schools that received JobKeeper pandemic payments increased their income.
Reef heat keeps rising
The Great Barrier Reef last year saw its hottest December on record since 1900.