• Proving what really works in education

    John Hattie     |      September 19, 2018

    Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education, would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students

  • Student seminar boosts maths and computer science in PNG

    Benjamin Kamaka     |      September 19, 2018

    The University of Papua New Guinea’s Mathematics Statistics and Computer Sciences Students Association held its inaugural MSCS Seminar on 10 August 2018 at the University’s Main Lecture Theater to inform students of current developments and boost interest in the sector.

  • How to help your child love playing music

    Open Forum     |      August 7, 2018

    Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here’s how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.

  • International students are good for Australia

    Laurie Pearcey     |      August 2, 2018

    Calls for a cap on international students are unfounded and put at risk a major driver of Australia’s prosperity, potentially leading to the demise of a colossus which, indeed, we might never see again.

  • International community assist with educational regionalisation

    Mohammed Aruf Yasin     |      July 25, 2018

    Pacific education is undergoing transformative change. Mohammed Aruf Yasin, a WHO representative at the Inaugural Pacific Connect Academic Network Dialogue in Suva, calls for regional action to develop common standards for higher education curricula.

  • Boost for Western Sydney from ‘smart city’ transport plans

    Barney Glover     |      March 6, 2018

    Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, believes the new Western Sydney transport deal will help create a ‘smarter city’.

  • Australia must innovate to prosper and thrive

    Bill Ferris     |      February 2, 2018

    In his address to the National Press Club, Bill Ferris explains why innovation should be celebrated and encouraged in Australia, not feared or tiptoed around like some “elephant in the room”.

  • Use it or lose it – the ageing activist

    Alan Stevenson     |      December 8, 2017

    Engaging in community work after retirement, leads to great benefits for both the volunteer and society. After many years working in the computer industry, Alan Stevenson decided to share his knowledge. He explains both the challenges and the rewards he has faced, teaching an ageing population.

  • Protecting the New Frontier

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      November 30, 2017

    A new GAP taskforce report warns about the vulnerability of Australian businesses to cyber attacks and calls for more research, better education and higher standards to harden Australia against criminal intrusions. GAP managing director Catherine Fritz-Kalish introduces the recommendations.