Education

Fired Australian vet claiming government corruption after live export papers leaked

Cattle in live export industry (photo: flickr)

Rockhampton project targeting troubled youth a sucess

A new police program targeting troubled youth in Rockhampton has been praised for its effectiveness with at risk adolescents.

Super corals may limit reef bleaching - and more Zedlines

With two-thirds of the 500,000 square kilometres of reefs remaining lost or in poor shape, Australian scientists aim to counteract some of the effects of coral bleaching. (Image source: Wikipedia)

Liberal party defends Parakeelia

Brisbane City Council's Labor opposition said tens of thousands of dollars of ratepayers' money has flowed to Parakeelia since 2009.

Parakeelia is a Liberal Party owned company which has transferred more than a million dollars into Liberal accounts over the past three years.

Liberal politicians have defended the company as lawful and professionally run, saying they will assist with any relevant inquiries.

 

Queensland Government to financially support kindergardens

Queensland fast tracks digital technology education - and more Zedlines

Griffith University Dean of Education Professor Donna Pendergast said the change would prepare students for a rapidly changing digital world. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

Queensland fast tracks digital technology education 

Digital technology teaching is being fast-tracked in Queensland schools, with prep students to be taught computer coding from 2017.

Griffith University Dean of Education Professor Donna Pendergast said the change would prepare students for a rapidly changing digital world.

The program will adopt lessons similar to those currently used in the UK.

 

Queensland budget: $23 million increase in environment spending

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing and more Zedlines

Millions of dollars in donations for Orlando victims raised and continuing

Efforts by the Orlando community to raise funds after Sunday’s mass shooting continue, with several million dollars already donated to various organisations.

Terry DeCarlo, an executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, has expressed joy at the outpouring of support for the LGBT community and the victims' families.

Cane toad toxin to be used to trap toad tadpoles and more Zedlines

Cane toad toxin to be used to trap toad tadpoles, Tasmanian Family First candidate apologises for tweet about Orlando massacre, Dutch woman who reported rape in Qatar could be deported, and more Zedlines.

Greens to preference Labor in every Queensland seat

The Greens have confirmed they will preference the Labor Party in every lower house seat in Queensland.

Queensland Greens convenor Penny Allman-Payne says the party’s members have decided to preference Labor in favour of the LNP in all 30 of their seats in the state.

Ms Allman-Payne says the order and frequency of parties appearing on senate ticket varies across electorates, reflecting differences in the party ballot results across branches.

224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more Zedlines

Budget plans to overhaul OP system, Bill Shorten indicates Indigenous treaty possibility, 224 killed in Syrian Civil War and more 10am Zedlines. (image source: Wikipedia)

Wetlands restoration key to improving reef’s water quality

Dr Nathan Waltham, a freshwater ecology expert from James Cook University says restoring Queensland’s tens of thousands of coastal wetlands is crucial to the Great Barrier Reef’s future.

Dr Waltham is urging state and federal governments to improve the conditions of the 13 000 coastal wetlands in the reef’s catchments to ameliorate water quality.

Microsoft to Own LinkedIn and more Zedlines

Microsoft to Own LinkedIn, pre-polling centres open today, state Treasurer to spend billions in surplus super, and more Zedlines.

State Treasurer to spend billions in surplus super.

Today’s Queensland budget will reveal the Palaszczuk Government’s plans with money taken from public servants’ superannuation funds.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt says this budget would focus on infrastructure for the regions, sourcing funding from the public servant’s superannuation fund.

Mr Pitt says there was more than enough in the fund to cover entitlements, saying he must ensure the money goes as far as possible.

Brisbane School to review ‘BYO iPad’ after parent complaints

Victorian committee recommends euthanasia reform - and more Zedlines

A parliamentary committee in Victoria has recommended reforms that would allow doctors to assist the deaths of patients with a terminal illness. (Image Source: flickr)

Research turns waste into electricity 

A Queensland researcher has discovered a new, more efficient way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities.

 

Doctors call for better rural healthcare 

Religious education under review after programs attempt to convert children - and more Zedlines

Windsor State School principal believes lesson materials solicit children to become Christian. (Source: wikimedia.org)

Religious education under review

Religious education in Queensland state schools will be reviewed after a Brisbane principal raised concerns religious programs were attempting to convert children.

Windsor State School principal Matthew Keong said lesson materials often go beyond imparting knowledge of biblical references, and solicit children to become Christian.

Education Minister Kate Jones said the materials in question will be reviewed according to the Department of Education policies.

 

Manus Island could be closed before election

Manus Island detainees could be release the custody of the Australian government two days before the election. (source: flickr)

Developments in renewable energy

A Queensland researcher discovered a new way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities, and could see them become energy neutral.

 

Religious education under review

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