JUNE 25th, 2012 — As the nation's political leaders gathered in Canberra to discuss education reform and the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme, University of Melbourne public policy researcher Bronwyn Hinz (@BronwynHinz) spoke to ABC News 24 about the liklihood of consensus.
A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.
Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Professor Field Rickards, speaks with ABC News 24's Jane Hutcheon about the Grattan Institute report on East Asian schooling and the importance of teacher education.
Since the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme was introduced, urban trees have become valuable for their major role in reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, now a new course will train experts in managing urban forests facing environmental stresses, pests and diseases.
School expenditures have increased by 17 per cent from 2001 to 2009, while student performance has declined by 2.5 per cent - equivalent to about one third of a year of schooling – according to a report in September’s Australian Economic Review.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.