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11 June 2024

Griffith experts secure 5 of 14 Education Horizon grants

Grants will support Griffith researchers improve study journeys and lives of future teachers and students.

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2 May 2024

Family Law Act overhauled

In October 2023, federal parliament passed changes to Family Law Act affecting children's cases. Repealing a presumption of equal shared parental responsibility, new factors prioritise safety and child's needs. Challenges lie in implementation and potential judicial discretion says Griffith Law School's Zoe Rathus.

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1 May 2024

No magic wand

A key plank of the Queensland Government’s new Community Safety Plan is to expand police use of metal detector wands, even though there is no evidence that they help reduce violent crime say Griffith Criminology Institute researchers.

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17 April 2024
Typism exhibition - Grey Street Gallery

Not your average type

An international typography conference will be hosted in Australia for the first time in 67 years, with the Queensland College of Art and Design featuring heavily in the line-up.

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9 April 2024
Two migrant farm workers picking and packing raspberries on a Queensland farm

Snapshots and smiles: Queensland’s migrant farm workers shine in art exhibition

A photographic exhibition will give a glimpse into the life of migrant farm workers in regional Queensland, thanks to a Griffith University artist and researcher.

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8 March 2024
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7 March 2024
Hand holding the key of a house

Are co-operatives the missing piece in Australia’s housing puzzle?

Rental housing co-operatives offer affordable, secure homes while fostering community and tenant empowerment. Despite success elsewhere, Australia's sector is underdeveloped, highlighting the need for policy and financial support for expansion.

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6 March 2024
A young girl takes a photo with a smartphone of flowers in a garden bed

Transforming early learning through curiosity and interest

The key to boosting a child’s cognitive and emotional development lies in promoting an active interest in topics or activities, Griffith University researchers have found.

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27 February 2024
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15 February 2024
digital phonics

Sound strategies for reading

Australian Curriculum English mandates phonics teaching from a child’s foundation year. For best results, reading should entail phonics, comprehension, and critical reading skills which are all developed concurrently. Professor Beryl Exley recommends retaining this balanced approach that delivers positive reading outcomes.

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