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Why all the fuss about Internal Controls?

Watch it or the wheels might fall off - Wendy Collins

One embittered and rueful former CEO will spend a few days in Court next month, hoping that an ex-employee is found guilty of fraud. Over recent years he had placed total trust in his Accounts Clerk. He had given her increased access to the business bank accounts, credit cards and all things financial. He never guessed that she was fleecing his company of hundreds of thousands of dollars, to support her greed and her gambling addiction. Read More


21 Feb 2017 | VIC
More education needed for children about the risks of gambling News Image

A recent study from Deakin University has revealed that sport betting ads are driving a normalisation of gambling in children and recommends restricting gambling ads and more education about the risks of gambling. Read More

20 Feb 2017 | Australia
Career education for secondary students to be improved News Image

The new National Career Education Strategy working group has met for the first time to map out a national strategy to improve the delivery of career education to students, with plans for further research. Read More

20 Feb 2017 | Australia
Walk safely to school on Friday 19 May News Image

National Walk Safely to School Day is on Friday 19 May this year. The annual event aims to encourage primary school aged children to include walking in to their daily routine. Read More

16 Feb 2017 | Canberra , ACT
SA Islamic College loses Commonwealth funding News Image

The Federal Minister for Education Simon Birmingham has announced that the Islamic College of South Australia will not receive funding after 14 April. The College received $4 million Commonwealth funding in 2016. Read More

16 Feb 2017 | QLD
Aurukun Audit: Gov to accept recommendations News Image

The Queensland Audit Office released a report into the Aurukun school partnership arrangement. The report found the school had overstated the number of students enrolled, however, no evidence of deliberate manipulation was found. Read More

15 Feb 2017 | QLD
Students study education to improve the world News Image

Teaching offers unique opportunities to be influential and many school leavers are pursuing Education Degrees with a desire to make a difference and improve the world through education. Read More

15 Feb 2017 | NT
2016 NT Year 12 student exhibition News Image

Exit Art is a collaboration of the talents and creativity from Northern Territory Year 12 students. Developed in partnership with the Northern Territory Department of Education, Exit Art reflects the diversity of NT's young artists. Read More

14 Feb 2017 | Australia
Principal Health Wellbeing Survey: long hours but job satisfaction News Image

The 2016 Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey reveals long hours and high levels of job demands with an alarming increase in offensive behaviour, but high job satisfaction. Read More

13 Feb 2017 | Australian Catholic University
New Director at the Institute of Child Protection Studies News Image

The Australian Catholic University has appointed Prof Daryl Higgins as Director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies, a nationally recognised centre of research in the field of child, youth and family welfare. Read More

10 Feb 2017 | VIC
'Loophole' that allows kids to drink alcohol in Vic pubs could be closed News Image

FARE is calling on VIC government to close a loophole that allows children to drink alcohol in Victorian pubs. FARE says the government has failed to address alcohol’s significant contribution to family and domestic violence. Read More

9 Feb 2017 | NSW
Student teachers to learn Dad's potential News Image

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program is involving student teachers to evaluate its broader community impact and maintain its sustainability. Read More

9 Feb 2017 | Australia
Senior school students to get Meningococcal W vaccine News Image

A one year free school-based vaccination program for Meningococcal W for 15 to 19 year olds will commence in term two for schools in Victoria and NSW. In recent years the prevalence of the W strain has increased significantly across Australia. Read More