#China #Australia #Tourism Chinese tourism to Australia has crashed with a potential $800 million dollar hit to our economy. References https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-23/big-blue-diamond-found-by-struggling-petra-at-flagship-mine
#China #Economy #Recession China’s economy is slowing and economists are concerned about the potential impact on the Australian economy. References China whispers of economic Armageddon, why Australia should be worried https://www.news.com.au/
#Australia #China #Economy Australia’s economic dependence on China is being discussed in the mainstream media. References Australia’s dependency on China https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/figures-show-how-much-australias-economy-relies-on-china/news-story/7c7028cbcc999ffb279bdd0b49f04341
#Education #Australia #NAPLAN Recent NAPLAN test results have shown a decrease in education outcomes for Australia students. So naturally, we need to change the test? References NAPLAN results spark further calls for overhaul of student testing system https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-28/naplan-results-further-calls-for-overhaul-of-tests/11454966 Australia scores overall average in latest UNICEF OECD ranking on child well-being, falling behind in quality education […]
#Education #HomeSchool #DistanceEducation Q&A about HomeSchooling and Distance Ed with Rachel and Florian.
#Education #Economy #Recession The Government dominated sectors of Healthcare and Education are driving up our costs of living. Are subsidies or competition the solution? References Families feel squeeze as healthcare, education costs outpace inflation https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/families-feel-squeeze-as-healthcare-education-costs-outpace-inflation-20190819-p52ihv.html
#Education #Queensland #Math Queensland has adopted the national curriculum and parents are complaining that their children are going from A’s to D’s. Is maths just too hard for Queenslanders? Let’s have a look.
#ClimateChange #RareEarth #Crisis Earth is facing a rare earth mineral shortage that could mean the end of modern civilisation! Too bad this all happened nearly a decade in the past. Let’s have a look at why I am confident that mankind can overcome any climate change disaster the cultists are dreaming about. References Rare Earths […]
#Salt #MicroPlastics #HomeSchooling Prompted by a viewer concern about table salt I decided to do a terrible unscientific experiment to examine normal table salt for any microplastic contamination using my iPhone and a microscope attachment. A very reasonable and portable tool that is fantastic for homeschooling and teaching children about the world around them. It’s […]
#Oxford #Wamen #MRA I look at a recent article from the Telegraph discussing plans to reform the Classics syllabus at Oxford University to make it easier for Women to achieve First Class Honours. References Oxford University’s Classics degree to be overhauled in bid to boost number of female students getting Firsts https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2019/02/09/oxford-universitys-classics-degree-overhauled-bid-boost-number/?fbclid=IwAR2eFPpB-VRMtt2sKkvvjM21TAAU3uzHCYkyB3Bv1-ImhRedhokQzvWFDhA#