Education

More Government Support Needed in Private RTO's

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In honour of National Skills Week, Brisbaneline journalist Victoria spoke with Lecturer in Education Policy Kira Clarke about recent research into private registered training organisations (RTO’s) and how they are taking on an increasing number of early school leavers.  It was found that private organisations are in need of more support from the government in order to address the needs of these learners and maximise their potential.

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Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed and more Zedlines

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding. Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year. Source: Photobucket

Fears Maroon CityGlider might be axed

The Brisbane City Council says the State Government is starving the city’s bus services of funding.

Councillor Schrinner, says the council may have to scrap the 5 million dollar Maroon CityGlider bus if the State government doesn’t fork out for the costs of running the service - which transports 1.2 million passengers each year.

University of Melbourne Reconstructs 2000-year-old Mummy

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The University of Melbourne has just completed the facial reconstruction of a 2000-year-old Mummy. The Mummy has been named, Meritamun (which means beloved of the God Amun) and is a multi-disciplinary project between the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The reconstruction is currently on display at the University’s Harry Brooks Museum and was sculpted by Jennifer Mann. Research is currently underway to discover how healthy she was and how she may have died.

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Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems and more Zedlines...

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

Queensland second worst in Australia for heart problems

Queenslanders will need to start watching their waistlines as new data shows Queensland has the second highest rates of heart disease related hospitalizations in the country.

These diseases stem from things such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Ipswich and Logan city were ranked 4th and 5th worst in the country respectively.

Outback Queensland ranked poorly in the data with almost 100 out of every 10 thousand people being hospitalised with heart conditions

Electrical Apprentices Found To Be Underpaid

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On the 12th of August, the Fairwork Commission ruled that All Trades Queensland Apprentices agreements should be measured against the modern award instead of the state award, of which the modern award is $4 higher. This ruling now means, that an estimated 1000 apprentices are being underpaid and are receiving around $100 a week less than the poverty line. 

The search continues in Mexico following Storm Earl and more Zedlines

Workers are still conducting searches across Mexico after Storm Earl ravaged the country. Image source: publicdomainpictures.com

Search continues following Storm Earl in Mexico

Emergency workers continue to search for survivors following following Tropical Storm Earl.

In the worst hit areas of Puebla, Veracruz and Hidalgo, hundreds have been left homeless after mudslides destroyed villages.

18 villages are still cut off in the eastern state, with at least 40 people now confirmed dead.

 

Rockhampton Hospital implements recommendations

Climate Council pushes for more community energy projects and more Zedlines

In its latest report, the Climate Council said communities are leading the push to move towards renewable energy as Governments remain stagnant on the issue.

Major changes for City traffic

Construction of the Queen's Wharf Casino Precinct in Brisbane City will have major implications for traffic and pedestrians.

Around 50 bus services will be redirected and William Street will be closed for six years, to allow for the demolition of the Executive Building.

The changes will cost around $10 million dollars, and will also include changing cycle ways and upgrading inner city intersections.

 

Proposed boundary changes for Gold Coast electorates

CSIRO to benefit from $37 million over next decade

Science body CSIRO to receive 15 climate science researchers and $37 million over the course of ten years. Image source: Wikimedia commons

CSIRO to benefit from $37 million over ten years

The CSIRO will receive $37 million dollars over the next ten years and 15 new climate science researchers.

This follows news from earlier in the year announcing massive job cuts to the CSIRO and the slashing of climate change research programs.  

Teaching students fail new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests and more Zedlines

New Government data shows 1 in 15 teaching students have failed the new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests implemented by the federal and state government early this month. Image: Public Domain Pictures

Teaching students fail new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests

New Government data shows 1 in 15 teaching students have failed the new compulsory numeracy and literacy tests implemented by the federal and state government early this month.

The tests come as a government initiative to help universities better prepare students for their future teaching careers.

Nearly 4000 students have sat the test so far however 1 in 18 have also been recorded as failing to meet the literacy requirements.

DNC apologises to Sanders after email leak and more Zedlines

The Democratic National Convention has apologised to Bernie Sanders after an email leak.

Updated curriculum for Queensland schools

Queensland teachers will be given greater freedom and control on how they teach core curriculum from term one next year.

The changes are expected to reduce teachers workload, and streamline curriculum and subjects, giving students a better learning experience.

Minister for Education Kate Jones said the updated curriculum will be clearer, allowing teachers more time to focus on revision.

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