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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


7 Feb 2017 | Australia
BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards News Image

The winners for the 2017 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards have been announced. These  Awards reward young people, and their teachers, who have undertaken projects in STEM subjects.  Read More

6 Feb 2017 | Australia
Student engagement improves classroom learning News Image

When students are engaged in class, they learn more. Australia’s education system needs comprehensive reform to improve widespread student disengagement in the classroom, according to a new Grattan Institute report. Read More

3 Feb 2017 | Australia
More families choosing public school option News Image

New figures from ABS show a small increase in the amount of students attending government schools, up from 2014. Enrolments at Catholic schools fell slightly but remained steady at independent schools. Read More

2 Feb 2017 | NSW
Three people stabbed at Sydney school News Image

A student has been arrested after a teacher and two other students were stabbed at Bonnyrigg High School, in Sydney's west. Police said the school was put into lockdown after the incident. Read More

2 Feb 2017 | SA
Virtual lessons guide internet safety in schools News Image

Internet use is part of daily life and it is important young people are aware of their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens. As part of this year's Safer Internet Day, a series of virtual lessons will be available for SA schools. Read More

30 Jan 2017 | Australia
Return to school anxiety News Image

With school returning this week for most of Australia, beyondblue is encouraging students, parents and teaching staff to remember to be aware of the mental health of themselves and those around them. Read More

29 Jan 2017 | Australia
Education Minister: Year 1 students may benefit from skills tests News Image

The Federal Government is considering introducing mandatory phonics assessment and numeracy checks for Year 1 students, with an expert panel to investigate options and report back mid-2017. Read More 

25 Jan 2017 | Australia
Tips for a seamless return to school News Image

Accomodating a new classroom of learners is a big task for any educator. University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help kick off the new school year and encourage kids to achieve their best. Read More

23 Jan 2017 | WA
Youngest in class more likely to be medicated for ADHD News Image

Recent research from Curtin University shows that the youngest children in classrooms are more likely than their older classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Read More

22 Jan 2017 | TAS
Tas education news News Image

University of Tasmania have been educating Tassie school students this summer holidays with a focus on science subjects, as part of the Science Experience program and Children's University. Read More

19 Jan 2017 | NSW
Robots on Mars thanks to Aussie school students News Image

Thanks to recent advances in science and technology, humans are closer than ever to landing on Mars. The Uni of Sydney has helped prepare future aeronautical engineers to take up the challenge of directing robots in space. Read More

19 Jan 2017 | Australia
Uni drop out rates increase News Image

New data has revealed around one in three Australian uni students are not completing their studies within six years. Prospective students are urged to seriously consider their higher education choices. Read More