By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor. The focus of this report is on Queensland Renewable Energy Zones – Planning. The main Queensland government aims behind the establishment of Renewable Energy Zones are to :- foster jobs and growth as part of COVID-19 economic recovery; and help Queensland reach 50% renewables by 2030. The essential point that was not mentioned in the aims is the reason that we need to reach 50% renewables by 2030. We provide four core recommendations.
By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor. The focus of this report is on Education and the Digital Divide. “Many parents are worried the disruptions of COVID lockdowns and school closures may affect their children’s mental health and development.” Impact of Social Isolation may differ depending on the child’s situation.
By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor. Much has appeared in the media recently about bullying and particularly about bullying against women. The Queensland Government has recently led a National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This was aimed at “empowering students to feel confident and to be part of the solution to bullying, both online and in the schoolyard”.
By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor (photo credit: https://oshcstudents.com.au/australias-university-fee-overhaul-to-make-stem-courses-cheaper-than-arts/) STEM in Queensland STEM has been recognised in Queensland as an important area of Education and Programmes are being put into
By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor (photo credit: https://qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/students-in-space) In September the ‘Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch and Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women, Di Farmer announced the winners