Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - June, 2022
The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 1 billion people were living with a mental disorder before the COVID-19 pandemic, and urgent reform is needed.
Big spend on early education
The Victorian Government says it will spend almost a billion dollars a year overhauling early childhood education and care.
Blame flung in dole shift
The former Coalition government has been accused of mismanaging the accuracy of welfare payments.
SA sport grants questioned
The SA Government has denied allegations of pork-barrelling despite skipping a step in the provision of sports grants.
CoralWatch marks 20 years
Twenty years of citizen science appears to back up findings on coral bleaching.
Custom substance questioned
Experts are questioning whether the ethics of synthetic biology are fit for purpose.
Google denies computer conscience
A Google AI researcher says the company’s new chatbot is sentient, but Google has rushed to deny the claim.
Cyber immaturity revealed
An audit has found most Commonwealth agencies are failing to hit required cyber maturity levels.
Gaps open in severe shortage
A regional teacher shortage could increase disparity between students, experts warn.
Stone study shows early links
A study of prehistoric stone tools shows the interconnectedness of early humans.
State push to close school gap
The states are pushing the federal government to close a public school funding gap.
Stress study finds sporting chance
A sports science study finds mindfulness can improve athletes’ safety.
AFP seeks ethical images
The AFP is looking for a way to ethically source images after the Clearview AI controversy.
Pawsey primed for quantum tests
Australia’s leading supercomputing facility has installed its first room-temperature on-premises quantum computer.
Kids' COVID consumption studied
A new study finds many aspects of teens' lifestyles became more unhealthy during COVID-19.
Mungo burials trigger review
An inquiry has been launched after the oldest known human remains found in Australia were buried against the wishes of some Indigenous groups.
Teacher team plugs gaps
Queensland is using a new Teacher Rapid Response Team to fill critical shortages.