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Lessons from an onsite residential aged care pharmacist

In 2018, Goodwin Aged Care Services made history when it employed Australia’s first ever residential aged care pharmacist. Since the deployment, Goodwin has achieved various quality measures, including faster medication rounds, and a reduction in medication errors. Taking over the role in 2020, Kirolos Wasef, made further improvements, including lower antipsychotic usage, and a vaccination…

14 May 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Efficient electrification: Opportunities for South Australia’s residential sector

Energy finance think tank, The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), has quantified the role energy-efficient appliances could play in our net zero future, and is encouraging suppliers and investors to seize the opportunities on offer. According to its recent analysis, inefficient appliances are incurring more than $3 billion in upfront and lifetime…

8 May 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


A more sustainable approach to geotechnical investigations

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on new ground investigations, to assess the geology beneath prospective infrastructure developments. The majority of this data is held in libraries, digital archives, or online tender platforms, where it often gets misplaced or disposed of. Even data preserved in GIS-type databases can be elusive, given its fragmented nature…

30 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

What does it mean to be ‘technology ready’ in rail – and why does it matter?

The global rail technology market is currently valued at 116 billion euros and is expected to reach 126 billion by 2025. In the face of this growth, the term ‘technology readiness’ has become one of the rail industry’s most prominent buzzwords. But what exactly does it mean and why is it credited with so much…

24 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


Why the controversy around microdosing in medicinal psychedelics?

The use of microdosing in medicinal psychedelics has stirred much controversy in recent years. While supporting research is now stacking up, the evidence base lacks maturity, leaving health providers and potential users unclear on its therapeutic prowess. Intuitively, too, some have doubts about the efficacy of microdosing in the treatment of severe mental health conditions.…

16 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


How to manage Down syndrome and dementia

Thanks to advancements in healthcare, people with Down syndrome are living longer, healthier lives. Since the 1940s, life expectancy for people with this chromosomal condition has increased fivefold from just 12 to 60 years; and today, babies born with Down syndrome may live up to 80. However, affecting half of those who reach their sixties,…

15 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Occupational Health & Safety | Technology | Transport & Logistics

The safety program making significant savings for Downer Group

Since becoming Head of HSEQ for Downer Group, Nick Mountford - who investigated the 2003 Waterfall train incident and played a pivotal role in establishing the ITSRR - has taken a zero-tolerance approach towards rail safety. His recently implemented Rail Safety Improvement Program has already seen incidents nosedive from 23 in the 2020-21 financial year,…

11 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Update on the Murchison and Oakajee Green Hydrogen projects

The Murchison region of Australia’s Midwest is recognised as one of the best locations globally for green hydrogen production, given its quality wind and solar resources, and proximity to offtake markets. One of the most notable developments in this area is the Murchison Green Hydrogen Project, by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). Located 15 kilometres north…

8 Apr 2024, by Amy Sarcevic


Why Australia needs dementia friendly ambulances

Transport by ambulance can be a distressing experience for people with dementia. Noisy, enclosed, and unfamiliar, the environment can exacerbate symptoms, destabilise a person’s psychological health and, in severe cases, cause delirium. This adds an extra layer of complexity to the individual’s healthcare, sometimes overshadowing the initial treatment being sought. To address this, Paramedic Lindsay…

22 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Making Australia’s Midwest more attractive to inbound clean energy investors

Australia’s Midwest is globally recognised as a hotbed for clean energy infrastructure, given its complementary wind and solar penetration profile, significant land area, and proximity to north Asian trading partners. Despite this, the region has seen less inbound investment than the likes of Pilbara and Australia’s South West. Gilbert + Tobin Partner, Clare Pope –…

21 Mar 2024, by Amy Sarcevic
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