Yearly Archives: 2018 Back

Funding for First 5 Forever

Queensland families with young and yet to be born children received some great news today, with the State Government announcement that the successful First 5 Forever early literacy initiative will continue. A commitment of $20 million over four years was delivered in the 2018/19 budget. First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative that is … Read more

Lexis Advance – Law Database

Lexis Advance database, home page

The LexisNexis legal database now has a new look, with the introduction of Lexis Advance. The cleaner, more intuitive interface is much easier to use and provides access to legal information suitable for consumers, students, researchers and the legal profession. It still contains reliable resources and iconic publications such as Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and … Read more

Exploiting your Invention: The Story of Innovation and Invention through Patents and Trade Marks

Pauls Polar Perfection Ice Cream trade mark, Australian Official journal of patents trade marks and designs 1934

New ideas, innovations and discoveries are protected by legal documents known as patents. Belonging to the area of law referred to as intellectual property, the economic and moral protection of ideas and designs has a long history, dating from a Venetian law in the 1400s and adopted into British Law by the Statute of Monopolies … Read more

SLQ Unstacked

SLQ Unstacked

The State Library is excited to launch our latest project Unstacked. Over the last few months, we have been working with Interaction Designer Elisa Lee and Creative Technologist Adam Hinshaw, and their team to create a new way of visualising the State Library’s collection. The Library has a lot of great content in our collection … Read more

What the Commonwealth should do (and not do) to drive improvement in school education

The Grattan Institute’s next event examines the big state government reforms in school education and what the Commonwealth’s role should be within the reform picture.               The Commonwealth’s role in schooling is topical given it recently commissioned a review on ways to achieve excellence in Australian schools (known as … Read more