Category: Education

Labor promises more funding for TAFE Queensland ahead of election

By Laura Daly Today on the campaign trail the Australian Labor Party has promised more money to vocational education and TAFE facilities. Deputy leader of the ALP Tanya Plibersek announced a $40 million plan to build a new campus at

Brisbane hosts child safety conference

The keys to improving the lives of Australian children are discussion and evidence. Experts packed a conference in Brisbane today, which coincides with National Families Week. Isabella Magee reports.

Qld vets use 3D tech to treat dogs

Science is taking “paw-sitive” strides for animals. Queensland vets are using 3D technology to diagnose and treat dogs. Brittany Butler reports.

Teacher suspended for tackling student

A deputy principal has been suspended for wrestling with a student in school yard brawl. The teacher tackled the student while trying to break up a fight. Grace Desoe reports.

Technical glitches cause NAPLAN concern

NAPLAN testing kicks off across the country on Tuesday. But a tech-savvy switch to doing it online, hasn’t come without controversy. Isla Stanich reports.

City kids get up close and cuddly with some country critters

Some lucky students met farm animals of all shapes and sizes at the Ekka showgrounds. The event educates city kids about where their food comes from. Bianca Snodgrass reports.

RACQ reveals shocking number of service vehicle near misses

Queensland’s peak motoring body is alarmed at how often roadside workers are nearly hit by cars. The RACQ is urging drivers to take care around emergency vehicles. Tim Lofthouse reports.

Could robots replace surgeons?

You’ve heard of driverless cars but how do you feel about driverless surgery? Medical researchers are working on robots, to take the place of doctors. Jessica Rendall reports.

Labor promises new TAFE for Brisbane’s northern outskirts

Unemployment on Brisbane’s northern outskirts is well above the average. Now there’s a new plan to re-skill locals and make them job ready. Adam Ashmore reports.

Young Endeavour sails through lessons in mateship

One of Australia’s more unusual programs to develop skills amongst the young has arrived in Brisbane. The ship Young Endeavour encourages confidence and teamwork. Tim Lofthouse reports.

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