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The Best Way To Teach Kids About STEM Is Wall-Demolishing Robots

The Best Way To Teach Kids About STEM Is Wall-Demolishing Robots

This weekend, school students from around the country will be competing in the 2016 FIRST Robotics Asia Pacific final — by besieging a castle with homemade semi–autonomous robots. It’s being billed as self–driving cars meets Game of Thrones and is clearly the coolest thing to happen in science, technology, engineering…

Why Deregulating TAFE Is A Bad Idea

Why Deregulating TAFE Is A Bad Idea

A leaked confidential paper has revealed the government’s plans to deregulate the vocational education and training sector, with TAFEs to receive the same levels of funding as private colleges. According to political economist Shirley Jackson, this would have a serious impact on large sections of the Australian labour market. Here’s…

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips From Beyondblue’s Brian Graetz

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips From Beyondblue’s Brian Graetz

Dr Brian Graetz is the general manager of beyondblue; an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia. One of the issues the company deals with daily is cyberbullying which currently affects up to 10 per cent of all Australian teenagers. Here…