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In our Industry news section, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest in banking, finance and education. Get the latest news here.

Industry news

In our Industry news section, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest in banking, finance and education. Get the latest news here.

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The rising threat of scams

Education is the best weapon against scams

As the global threat of online scams continues to rise, education is the best way to protect yourself against potential loss.

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The sustainable classroom

Are your students concerned about climate change?

By introducing new ideas and inviting small changes into everyday classroom life, there are many ways teachers can support their young eco-warriors.

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Teaching fish to climb a tree

Can technology help teachers reach students more effectively?

Education could be viewed as a river, sweeping every student – in this analogy, they would be fish. But there is much more to the world than rivers, and not all of us are fish.

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Is there such a thing as responsible banking?

Learn what it means to be responsible in banking

With evidence that the use of fossil fuels contributes to climate change, more people are welcoming the shift to renewable energy. But do the banks fall in line with public sentiment?

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The financial strain of studying

The struggle is real

According to recent reports, 58% of full-time domestic undergraduates are worried about their finances.

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How to stay safe online while travelling overseas

Just because you're on holiday, doesn't mean the scammers are

While you’re busy exploring the world, the last thing you want to have to deal with is falling for a nasty online scam.

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How to spot a scam

It's important to know the telltale signs of an online scam - here are nine things to watch out for.

Being aware of how online scams work and knowing the warning signs can help keep you safe online.

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Will your superannuation be enough?

Your superannuation is the doorway to the life you’ll live in retirement.

Ideas to help ensure your super pays off when it comes time to retire.

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Cyber safety and security in the classroom

Today’s students are more connected than ever before.

Cyber safety in the classroom is everyone’s responsibility—teachers, parents, school staff and students. Here are some things to watch out for.

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Education and the 2018 Federal Budget

Here's a list of proposed changes

From the National Schools Chaplaincy Program to the Quality Schools Package, we look into the proposed budget funding initiatives for schools and education.

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Federal Budget tax cuts

A win for low and middle-income earners?

Scott Morrison delivered the news that we’ve all been waiting for—tax cuts are on their way. Here are the details of when they will take effect and who they’ll benefit.

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What is ethical banking?

What is it and why should you care?

If you’re wondering what ethical banking is and whether your financial provider ticks the boxes when it comes to ethical practices, this guide is for you.

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Real-time payments explained

How you send and receive payments is getting a shakeup in 2018

Here’s a familiar scenario: You’re waiting for a payment to come through, you check your bank balance, but alas, it’s still not there. Well, the good news is that payments are set to get a lot faster in 2018 with the launch of the New Payments Platform.

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The super shake-up

What you need to know before the changes take effect

On 1 July 2017, the changes to Australian superannuation laws announced in last year’s Federal budget will start to come into effect. Here’s what to expect.

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Top of the jobs

The Aussie University that's #4 in the world

University of Sydney graduates are more employable than those from Oxford, Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, according to a report by British higher education think tank, QS.

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The class disadvantage

What PISA and TIMSS say about Australian schools

Students are struggling to learn in classrooms that are more disruptive than in other OECD countries, a global study has revealed.

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