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Quality early education isn’t available for all: report

One-third of children nationwide don’t attend enough preschool, leaving one-fifth of children, many from the poorest backgrounds, developmentally unprepared for school – a new report has found. Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners by ...

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Cameras and drones to spy on trees

If you had access to a nation-spanning network of cameras and drones, how would you use it? For one Australian National University scientist, the answer is to spy on trees. Dr Tim Brown, research fellow at ANU, has helped launch ...

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Two hours of sun a day helps keep the myopia away: research

Children need to spend two hours a day outdoors to combat the increasing risk of short-sightedness, new Queensland University of Techology-led research has found. Short-sightedness – otherwise known as myopia or nearsightedness – is caused when light received by the eye doesn’t focus directly ...

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More funding for human research ethics committees: expert

The National Health and Medical Research Council must lobby government for funding to properly support human medical research ethics committees, an internationally renowned expert has argued. Professor Linda Shields, American Academy of Nursing fellow and Charles Sturt University nursing academic, ...

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RedSpace moves TAFE Qld into applied research

TAFE Queensland has broken into the applied research sector with a new centre and indicates a future push into formal research – traditionally the domain of universities. TAFE QLD’s RedSpace Centre for Applied Research and Innovation partners with local small ...

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