NAPLAN tests are valuable and criticisms aren’t backed by evidence: report

NAPLAN tests are valuable and criticisms aren’t backed by evidence: report

Updated May 14, 2018 10:05:59 The controversial NAPLAN tests are valuable and accurate and common criticisms of the national assessment tool aren’t supported by evidence, according to a report from the Centre for Independent Studies (CiS). As thousands of students prepare to sit the tests this week, the CiS report, …

Australia’s fuel stockpile is perilously low, so why aren’t we stocking up?

Australia’s fuel stockpile is perilously low, so why aren’t we stocking up?

Posted May 09, 2018 15:08:09 Photo: Australia doesn’t stockpile fuel in the way that other countries do, leaving us vulnerable to disruptions in supply. (AAP: Lukas Coch) Related Story: Government announces review into liquid fuel security Related Story: Australia needs electric vehicles more than any other nation Australia is an …

Treetop Walk gets a touch up by tradies who aren’t scared of heights

Treetop Walk gets a touch up by tradies who aren’t scared of heights

Posted May 04, 2018 06:44:17 Photo: WA’s Treetop Walk attracts 140,000 visitors each year. (ABC Great Southern: Aaron Fernandes) Western Australia’s iconic Treetop Walk attracts 140,000 visitors each year, but keeping the massive steel structure suspended in the air is the job of a small team of local tradespeople. Twenty-two …

Why Netflix movies just aren’t the same as ‘proper’ films

Why Netflix movies just aren’t the same as ‘proper’ films

Posted May 02, 2018 18:23:13 Photo: Cinema isn’t dead: audiences still enjoy the spectacle of collecting watching. Netflix is the future, Cannes is “stuck in the history of cinema”, according to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. He was responding to the Cannes film festival ruling that movies without a …

Was your university degree worth the debt? High-paying jobs aren’t a sure thing, experts say

Was your university degree worth the debt? High-paying jobs aren’t a sure thing, experts say

Posted April 11, 2018 04:40:09 As thousands of students around Australia throw their academic caps into the sky this month, many of them will be left thousands of dollars in debt. The Turnbull Government is now looking to reduce the repayment threshold for uni graduates by more than $10,000, which …